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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: 1147100



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: 25-Jan-1990

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 99754

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MODBURY TRAINE SX 65 SE 2/159 Old Traine East and West (previously listed as Old 26.1.67 Traine)


Large house, now in two occupations. C16 and early C17, substantial modifica- tion in C18 and C20. Rubble, slate roofs. Originally a courtyard house, the east range being the service wing, and the north range, now incomplete, probably stables and carriage house, possibly with entry to courtyard. The front or south range was possibly a hall range, with stair turrets projecting at either end into the courtyard; this range restructured in the early C18 and given a new facade which remains. By the early 1970s the whole, but especially the 3 rear ranges, in considerable state of dilapidation (see NMR Photographs). Front range in two storeys, 2 and 3 windows, all 12-pane sashes in moulded architraves set flush to stone voussoirs at ground floor and wood lintols to first floor; first floor window, right end, a replacement to same detail. Bay one has broad 6-panel door to C20 gabled hood; similar door to bay 4, and each set to two granite steps in semi circle. Left end is half-hipped with a 3-light transomed casement below a 12-pane sash; right gable has small brick stack, and at rear, a C20 door in heavy chamfered wood frame. Small ridge stack in C17 brickwork between bays two and three. Back of this range has square stair turret to each end, and two 2-light transomed casement, and a double-hung sash with leading, not glazing bars. This range was probably a three storey structure originally, with gabled front. A residual hall probably lay to right of the ridge stack. Left range is in 2 storeys with large external rubble gable stack. West front has three 2-light over two 2-light casements and courtyard front has good central C17 plank and fillet door flanked by 2-light transomed casements; at the north end it is built into the rising ground level. Right, in 3 storeys has C20 entrance and porch at upper level on east side; courtyard front has central C17 plank and fillet door flanked by 2-light moulded transomed casements, matching those opposite. A short return wing at the north end was former stable block in 2 storeys with 2-light casements, at ground floor with glazing bars, and stable door; wood modillion cornice. To the left a doorway in remains of walling, perhaps an original entrance to the courtyard. Interior: Old Traine West has good bolection mould early C18 fireplace, a cupboard niche with moulded arch, and some C17 doors with hinges. The kitchen in back wing includes some painted C17 panelling, and a single large transverse beam; fireplace to solid granite cheeks and wood bressumer. Good 17 door to stair turret. Old Traine East has some small square C17 panelling with chip-work, good shell niche cupboard, bolection mould fireplace with eared surround, and dado panelling. Rear wing old kitchen with large transverse beam, fireplace to granite cheeks with bread oven, a second oven externally, with granite linings and capping. A major mansion house, evidently abandoned in favour of the Traine group of the C19 in Braunston Street (qv). Traine group of the C19 in Braunston Street (qv). (Nine photographs of 1970 and 1972; Modbury, Our Heritance, n.d.).

Listing NGR: SX6609451911

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Modbury Our Inheritance

National Grid Reference: SX 66094 51911


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