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Folly Known As the Pleasure House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hartland, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9977 / 50°59'51"N

Longitude: -4.5289 / 4°31'43"W

OS Eastings: 222643

OS Northings: 125082

OS Grid: SS226250

Mapcode National: GBR K3.KDJQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 16DG.X0L

Entry Name: Folly Known As the Pleasure House

Listing Date: 19 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333133

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91195

Location: Hartland, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Hartland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hartland St Nectan

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

HARTLAND
SS 22 NW

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- Folly known as The Pleasure
House

- II

Folly. Possibly late C16 in origin remodelled in later C18. Coursed roughly square
rubble walls. Roofless. Square on plan. Now partly ruinous tall structure,
western wall has gone. Large roundheaded arch with dressed stone voussoirs and
projecting imposts on east side. Signs of extensive alterations include traces of
windows built up and there is also evidence of a fireplace on the 2nd floor and a
staircase.
The Pleasure House is first mentioned by that name in a letter of 1738 and is first
shown on an early C18 map of the Abbey drawn to show the estate at the time of the 2
William Abbots in the later C16. The second Paul Orchard (1739 - 1812) is reputed
to have altered the building so that he could back his carriage in and admire the
view.
Sources: The Book of Hartland - R. Pearse Chope; Hartland Quay - The story of a
Vanished port - M. Rix and M. R. Meyers; Hartland Abbey, Devon II Richard Haslam:
[Country Life September 15 1983.]


Listing NGR: SS2264325082

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