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Watermouth Castle

Hob Uid: 984169
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Berrynarbor
Grid Ref : SS5555048010
Summary : A country house constructed 1825-6 to resemble a castle with the interior designed by George Wightwich and completed in 1845. The Gothic Revival building was altered in the later 19th century and in the 20th century. Built of stone rubble with ashlar dressings, the embattled parapet coceals the roof. It is reported to be situated on the site of a gun emplacement.
More information : (SS 55554801) Watermouth Castle. [NAT]. (1)

Watermouth Castle. Country house built to resemble a castle. 1825-6. Interior completed in 1845 by George Wightwich. Grade II*. (2)

It stands on an artificial terrace and earlier concealed foundation below the cellars may have been a gun-emplacement. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10560 1967
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Source Number : 2
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of North Devon, 09/04/1987.
Page(s) : 18-Sep
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Source Number : 3
Source : Devon
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered by 1845
Monument End Date : 1845
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Possible post medieval gun emplacement
Monument End Date : 1899
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Gun Emplacement
Evidence : Uncertain Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built 1825-6
Monument End Date : 1826
Monument Start Date : 1825
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Late C19 alterations
Monument End Date : 1899
Monument Start Date : 1846
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : C20 alterations
Monument End Date : 1987
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 59968
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 97006
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 54 NE 15
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14