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HER Number:MDV10158
Name:Plasterwork at Poltimore House


Poltimore House retains several plastered ceilings of the 17th and 18th century.


Grid Reference:SX 967 963
Map Sheet:SX99NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPoltimore
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPOLTIMORE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NE/9/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PLASTERWORK (XVII to XVIII - 1601 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Untitled Source (Photograph). SDV321942.

Other details: Black & white photo.

French, K. + French, C., 1957, Devonshire Plasterwork, 130,134-5 (Article in Serial). SDV4676.

Poltimore House. The ceiling has enriched ribs of period two (1600-1650). There are also three ceilings of simple designs of oval mouldings within a square or rectangle. There is a ceiling of period four (about 1735) with classical figures. Neo-classical stucco work of period five (1760-1800) is also found here, dated about 1770.

Department of Environment, 1985, Poltimore, 73 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV129235.

Northeast 19C vestibule contains a supposed copy of a 17C plaster ceiling in the adjoining room, but possibly surviving under present false ceiling. Roccoco salon, perhaps 1740s, ceiling with central sunburst and surrounding foliage.

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 690 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV129235List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Poltimore. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 73.
SDV321942Photograph: Unknown.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 690.
SDV4676Article in Serial: French, K. + French, C.. 1957. Devonshire Plasterwork. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 130,134-5.

Associated Monuments

MDV10156Part of: Poltimore House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 7 2019 3:44PM