Old Postern, Dartington - South Hams

A late medieval house of considerable importance and complexity. Formerly the parsonage, extended and remodelled in the 1860s and in 1928-9 by Rex Gardner for the Elmhirsts; most recently the building has provided accommodation for the Schumacher College at Dartington. Concerns about the poor condition of its slate roof covering led to its closure in November 2018, Listed buiding consent has been granted for comprehensive roof repairs, a temporary roof covering has been erected and repairs commenced in early 2021. Historic England maintains involvement with the project's technical aspects.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Old Postern
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1219732
    Local Planning Authority:
    South Hams
    Site Type:
    Education > College

Location

    Building Name:
    Old Postern
    County:
    Devon
    District / Borough:
    South Hams
    Parish:
    Dartington
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Totnes
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Charity (non-heritage)

Contact Details

Jenny Chesher 0117 975 0686