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Mid Devon (District Authority)
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SS91NE 848-1/2/62 12/02/52

CHEVITHORNE Chevithorne Barton


Manor house. Early C17, seat of the Frauncis (until 1664) and Prideaux (until C19) families; rear service wing, rebuilt in C19, remodelled in 1930 by Sir Albert Richardson for the Heathcote-Amorys. MATERIALS: render on rubble except for the freestone door and window dressings and copings; steep dry slate gabled roofs with 4 front gables which increase in size from the left; gable copings with moulded kneelers; rendered brick stacks: 2 rear lateral stacks with paired shafts (centre and left, 2 single stacks (towards left and towards right), the right-hand stack unrendered, and larger end stack on the right. PLAN: overall large E-shaped plan including service wings at rear, the latter remodelled 1930 to provide a large L-plan living room. Front range is large 3-room plan with cross passage towards left, central hall and slightly-projecting parlour wing on the right. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with 2nd-floor rooms partly in roof space; 1:1:2:1-bay range with wider parlour front projecting on the right. Square hoodmoulds over original 2, 3 and 4-light mullioned windows. 1-window-range entrance bay has wide round-arched moulded doorway with hoodmould. INTERIOR: Pevsner notes C17 features including four-centred first-floor doorway, open-well stair with ball finials to heavy newels, and the Oak Room in east wing with fluted pilasters to Jacobean panelling and fine plasterwork to frieze, single-rib ceiling and especially the overmantle with Orpheus and the figures of Hope and Wisdom. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: 1989-: 258).

Listing NGR: SS9855915864


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 258


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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