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South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 55560 57937


SX 55 NE SPARKWELL NEWNHAM PARK 10/118 Newnham Park 20-3-60 II*

Large country house in landscaped park. Circa 1700 with reused C16 material in the basement. Said to have been built on the site of an earlier mansion. Stuccoed on granite ashlar basement with early C16 moulded stone window frames. Slate hipped roof with heavy modillion cornice. Square on plan with 5 bay elevations. Two storeys, attic and basement. South-west front 1:3:1 bays, centre 3 bays advanced slightly. Sash windows with glazing bars and moulded cills. Central doorway with Ionic pilasters, semi-circular traceried fanlight and panelled door, now enclosed in a circa 1900 park with 2 pairs of Ionic columns and entablature with balustrade. Three dormers on each side with alternating triangular and segmental pediments. Wooden cupola over centre. Lead rainwater heads and pipes on south-west front. Large round-headed stair window at rear. C19 bay window on north-west side and small C19 additions at rear (north-east). Plain rendered chimneystacks. Interior: Open well staircases with twisted balustered. Panelled rooms. It is said to contain C18 chinoiserie wallpaper. Newnham Park is the seat of the Strodes who moved from Old Newnham (qv). The present house is said to have been built on the site of Loughton from which C16 material is reused in the basement. Loughton was a Domesday manor and a mansion belonging to the Courteney family. Reference: W G Hoskins, "Devon - New Survey of England", page 463. N Pevsner, "Building of England, South Devon, page 210.

Listing NGR: SX5556057937


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Devon, (1952), 210
Hoskins, W G, 'A New Survey of England' in Devon, (1972), 463


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: 15 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/12426/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David T Simkins. Source Historic England Archive
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