Pound House and Pound House Barn


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Pound House and Pound House Barn, Modbury, PL21 0RN


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Statutory Address:
Pound House and Pound House Barn, Modbury, PL21 0RN

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 66098 51887


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/09/2019

1307/2/162 MODBURY Pound House and Pound House Barn

(Formerly listed as Pound House and Pound House Barn,Traine, previously listed as Pound House)

25-JAN-90 II Former outbuilding, converted to two semi-detached dwellings. It dates from the C16 and C17 with later modifications.

MATERIALS: built of rubble stone brought to course, with granite dressings and slate roof covering.

PLAN: an L-shaped plan comprising of two ranges; the north range (Pound House Barn) is aligned west-east and a south range (Pound House) at right angles.

EXTERIOR: the north range, which is half-hipped, has an entrance with arched head and early C21 timber door to the south elevation. To the right is a small segmental-headed window set under stone voussoirs, and there is a single light to the first floor. At right angles is the east elevation of the south block. This has a segmental-arched throughway to the far right with a small single light above, and to the left a larger window and entrance door, both under segmental heads. The opposing (west) elevation comprises from left to right: the chamfered segmental arch to the throughway, a doorway with stone voussoirs, and a two-light casement with heavy granite mullion and lintel. At first floor are two single-lights with broad timber jambs. To the left is the west return of the north range which has a C16 two-light granite window opening with pointed heads and spandrels under a hoodmould.

INTERIOR: not inspected

HISTORY: the building forms part of a group of former ancillary structures associated with Old Traine and West Cottage, a courtyard house which dates from the C16 and early C17. The estate was inherited by John Swete in 1550 and remained in the family's possession until the mid-C19.

REASON FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: Pound House and Pound House Barn are designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * As a stone-built former ancillary building of the C16 and C17, it has strong vernacular character * It forms a cogent grouping with the Grade II* listed house and with other former ancillary buildings, which are also listed


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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: 05 Oct 2002
Reference: IOE01/09370/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Thomas Bowden. Source Historic England Archive
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