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Bradstone Manor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bradstone, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6054 / 50°36'19"N

Longitude: -4.2881 / 4°17'17"W

OS Eastings: 238183

OS Northings: 80908

OS Grid: SX381809

Mapcode National: GBR NP.C8C1

Mapcode Global: FRA 17XG.M72

Plus Code: 9C2QJP46+5P

Entry Name: Bradstone Manor House

Listing Date: 14 June 1952

Last Amended: 7 November 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326685

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92264

Location: Bradstone, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Bradstone

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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5/18 Bradstone Manor House (formerly
- listed as Bradstone Hall)


Manor house. Possibly late C16 comprising remodelled remains of considerably larger
house contemporary with gatehouse (qv Manor Gatehouse). Partly remodelled in late
C17 and in late C18. Extension to rear in mid C20. Ashlar facing of Hurdwick stone
with moulded plinth. Granite dressings. Rag slate roof with gabled ends.
Projecting 3-storey gabled porch. Stone rubble projecting stack on left-hand gable
end. Projecting stone rubble stack, partly remodelled with brick shaft on right-hand
gable end. Rear projecting lateral hall stack with set offs incorporated in later
outshut. 3-room and through passage plan of main range survives. Rear projecting
staircase wing on north east. Circa mid C20 outshut to rear. 2 storeys, regular
5-window south west front. 3-storey porch to right of centre. To left of porch,
circa late C18/early C19 16-pane sash on left and two 32-pane sashes on right. All
beneath dressed stone arches, with exposes sash boxes and without horns. Inserted
late C19 French window to right of first sash. To right of porch 4-light granite
mullion window with moulded hollow chamfered mullions and surround comprising
cavetto, fillet and ovolo moulding. Hoodmould with square label stops.
In ground floor of porch, 4-centred granite arch with heavy rollmould. Cavetto
moulded rectangular surround with moulded stops. Incised spandrels and hoodmould.
Inner door with 4-centred granite arch with cavetto mould and plain incised
spandrels. Chamfered surround. Moulded stops. Circa C17 double boarded and
studded door.
First floor with 3 half-dormer windows to left of porch. Lower gabled dormer on
right with moulded pediment and boarded window. 2 dormers to right similar with 12/8
pane sashes without horns and with exposed sash boxes. To right of porch, mid C19
double 12-pane sashes, possibly in opening for 4-light mullion window as below.
First floor of porch with 3-light granite mullion window with chamfered mullions
surround. Hoodmould with similar labels stops to those over entrance below. In
gable end above, 2-light mullion window with chamfered surround and hoodmould.
Sundial directly below. Further remains of sundial directly in front of house.
Possibly from stables.
Rear elevation with 4-centred granite arch, chamfered and stopped, to rear of through
passage. Visible only from within outshut. Outline of blocked granite 2-centred
arch reset in outshut to right. In first floor, above door to through passage,
2-light granite mullion window with moulded granite mullions.
Interior Wide through passage retained. Room at lower end, to right of through
passage with heavy exposed, unchamfered ceiling beams. Later fireplace. Hall to
left of through passage with complete reused circa mid C17 panelling with several
layers of graining. Ionic fluted pilasters with moulded, circa early C18 cornice,
out of sequence with panelling. C19 carved stone fireplace with 4-centred arch.
Above, circa late C17 bolection moulded panel with original oil on wood painting of
rustic scene. Fielded panelled doors. Door on north west with inlaid mouldings to
panels. Inner room on north west with fine, reused circa mid C17 oak panelling.
Rectangular panels with moulded edges. Decorated pilasters between with carved
interlaced patterns on tall bases, shafts and flat carved capitals. Entablature with
interlaced patterns in frieze punctuated by vertical cabled bands and slightly
projecting decorated panels above pilasters. Carved cornice above, circa early C18,
probably contemporary with remodelling of room. Similar moulding to sides of ceiling
beams. Door to rear on north east comprising reused panelling with circa C17 cock's
head hinges. Circa early C18 Doric chimney piece. Chamfered granite lintel with
unchamfered jambs partly covered by panelling. Reset, fielded panel above, flanked
by 2 fluted pilasters on tall bases. Moulded entablature with frieze decorated with
bukrania and roundels between triglyphs. Heavy moulded cornice. Fielded panelled
shutters to window. Room above on north west with pediment above door. Complete
late C17 bolection moulded room with chair rail and 3-panelled contemporary door.
Bolection moulded fireplace. Moulded contemporary cornice at eaves level. Plastered
ceiling above with sloping sides below principals continuing to collar level.
Bolection moulded ribs. Roof timbers exposed to room beyond, circa early to mid C18.
Moderate sized principals with straight feet with lapped and pegged collars. Room
beyond porch with heavy C17 ovolo-moulded doorcase. Plank door with cover moulds and
strap hinges.
Domesday manor of Bradestona. Manor house of Cloberry Family.
References from Devon Sites and Monuments Register.
Higham, R.A. The Castles of Medieval Devon (1979) 53. PhD Thesis, Exeter University
Kelly, M. The Pageant of Bradstone (1929) 20
Pevsner N. The Buildings of England, Devon.

Listing NGR: SX3818080910

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