SHELL HOUSE ABOUT 75 METRES NORTH, NORTH EAST OF OLDSTONE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1108054

Date first listed: 25-Mar-1991

Statutory Address: SHELL HOUSE ABOUT 75 METRES NORTH, NORTH EAST OF OLDSTONE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: SHELL HOUSE ABOUT 75 METRES NORTH, NORTH EAST OF OLDSTONE

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

County: Devon

District: South Hams (District Authority)

Parish: Blackawton

National Grid Reference: SX 81732 51854

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History

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Details

BLACKAWTON SX85SW Shell House about 75 2/9 metres north, north east of Oldstone

GV II

Shell house. Circa late C18. Built of rustic quartz and sandstone with slate rubble and with limestone dressings. The shell-house is lined in sea shells, blue-and-white china and glass. Plan: Square chamber with flanking quadrant walls with an arch at either end. Exterior: The central shell-house has a large reused Medieval moulded 2- centred arch of limestone with multiple mouldings and cusped panels to the intrados. The outer arch is rusticated. The flanking quadrant walls are made of massive quartz boulders and return at either end with a chamfered 2- centre arch, the outer voussoirs rusticated. The left hand arch head has collapsed. Interior: The shell-house has a barrel-vaulted roof and the walls are rusticated and the whole is line in sea-shells, blue-and-white china and glass in decorative patterns. The back wall and end wall each have a central alcove, in the end wall there are 2 round riches above. The arch at the front of the shell-house right had come from Torr Abbey.

Listing NGR: SX8173251854

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 99800

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