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Statutory Address:

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South Hams (District Authority)
Stoke Gabriel
National Grid Reference:
SX 85990 56475



8/111 Sandridge Park


- II*

Country house in landscaped grounds overlooking River Dart. Built in 1805. Architect John Nash for Lady Ashburton. Italianate style. Stuccoed stone rubble. Low pitched slate hipped roof with wide eaves with paired brackets to soffit. Asymmetrical plan. Two storeys, with two storey plus attic towers. 2:3:1 bays. Round-headed sash windows with glazing bars. Central three-bay segmentally bowed ground floor bay with wooden trelliswork once continued left and right around the house. Right hand (east) square tower of two storeys and attic with a low-pitched pyramidal roof. Left hand (west) set back with round end rising to a two storey and attic round tower with a low-pitched conical roof and elliptical attic window.

Rendered brick octagonal chimney stacks.

Service wing set back to north east, built round courtyard at rear (north). The round-arched carriageway through to courtyard area is a C20 alteration. Before there was a conservatory on the south front of the service wing (NMR). Over the north end of the wing a turret with steeply pitched tent-shaped roof, pilastered corners and louvred bullseyes.

Interior: Circular entrance hall (now dining room) with blind arcaded walls and vaulted entrance corridor. Simple open string staircase with straight balusters and wreathed handrail, and with lantern over the upper landing. Many of the original features survive including moulded marble chimney pieces one with Egyptian style pilasters, and original joinery including doors and shutters etc.

Sandridge was held by the Sandridges under the Bishop of Exeter in Henry II's reign. It was sold by the Gilberts, of Compton Castle qv, in 1770 to 'the first Lord Ashburton who built the present house.

Reference: H Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, page 583. Plans were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1805.

Listing NGR: SX8599056475


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Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 583


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: 20 Aug 2005
Reference: IOE01/14721/25
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