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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1147086



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

County: Devon

District: South Hams

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Modbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 99752

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MODBURY SHILSTON SX 65 SE 2/157 Shilston Barton 26.1.67 GV II

Large farmhouse. Mainly late C18 or early C19 but with one C17 panelled room from previous house. Rubble, some rendering on C20 extension, slate roofs. Main L-plan block with longer arm to east, lower infill to internal angle. Symmetrical south front in 2 storeys, 3 windows, all 12-pane sashes, larger at ground floor, and with central pair of French doors; this was entrance, with stone portico, before alteration of C20 wing. First floor plat band, returned to left end, with 2 blocked openings. Hipped roof, two large stacks to back eaves. Right return is 5 windows, mainly 12-pane sash, but centre ground floor has arched head, 2-light casement and radial bars. Entrance front, to west, is C20, with two 12-pane sashes and a part-glazed door in C19 pilaster surround to arch and pediment. Top gable end plain, and left of entry is a large external stack with a bell set to pentice roof at eaves level. Interior has window shutters to ground floor, and various early C19 doors. The large parlour in south-east corner has enriched C17 panelling with continuous frieze, brought in from a former house on the site; the fireplace wall is C20 facsimile panelling, and has roll-mould granite fire surround probably also from previous house. Another fireplace with bolection mould surround and carved overmantel. The bell bell probably the time-keeper for the C19 farm hands. The previous house was owned by Thomas Savery, who helped pioneer steam power with Newcomen at Dartmouth. (Modbury: Our Inheritance, Modbury Local History Society, n.d.).

Listing NGR: SX6740953668

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Books and journals
Modbury Our Inheritance

National Grid Reference: SX 67409 53668


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