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South Hams (District Authority)
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SX 64093 56993


SX 65 NW HARFORD IVYBRIDGE ROAD 11/79 23.4.52 Stowford House


Former manor house divided into 3 dwellings. C16 partly rebuilt and remodelled in C18. Stone rubble, part rendered and ashlar. Slate roofs. H-shaped on plan. The original to west and north has large external chimneystack on north side and inside the courtyard the north and west wings have some hollow-chamfered stone mullion windows with labels. One of the windows and 2 doorways have roll moulding, one of the doorways with 3-centred arch, the other round-arched with carved keystones. The west side has C18 3-storey, 3-bay rendered front with sash windows complete with glazing bars and keystone over. Over the west wing is a large stone chimneystack with arcaded sides crenellated above and with large stone finial cap. Another moulded stone stack at north gable end. Remodelled south wing with tall C18 3-storey, 3-bay south front, partly built of ashlar and with rendered parapet and architraves to the sash windows which have their glazing bars intact. Wide central glazed porch with pilasters, and entablature. Left hand (west) return is bowed on 3 storeys with 3 sashes to each floor. One bay 2-storey wing at opposite end to east. Including adjoining doorway to north-east. Probably reset and now forming a gateway to the courtyard. It has a C16 4-centre moulded stone arch. Interior: west wing contains large granite fireplace with 4-centred arch and roll moulding, blocked stone mullion window, stone moulded or chamfered 4-centred arch doorways. First floor room in west wing has early C18 panelling and C16 moulded chimneypiece. Adjoining room has granite C16 moulded chimneypiece with ogee head. Another moulded granite chimneypiece in next room. Also a west wing on C18 staircase. The south wing has an early C19 staircase. Birthplace of Thomas Williams (d 1566) Speaker of the House of Commons in 1563, and John Prideaux Rector of Exeter College, Oxford and Bishop of Worcester (1578-1650).

Listing NGR: SX6409356993


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 24 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/12426/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David T Simkins. Source Historic England Archive
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