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HER Number:MDV10265


Large house, circa 1700, perhaps as late as 1725, with extensions and alterations of 1851.


Grid Reference:SX 914 963
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON PYNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NW/28
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COUNTRY HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Cherry, B., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV109648.

C17 exterior compromised by victorian sashes and conversion of main entrance to a window when a new main entrance was made on the w side. Interior largely unaltered from c17 plan. Features in common with escot (sy09ne/16/7) and wembury (sx54nw/5) suggest common design supplied by hooke (cherry).

SEAT OF NORTHCOTE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121767.

Illustrations by swete of 'pynes' (seat of northcote) (dro).

DOE, 1984, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121768.

Pynes. Large house. Circa 1700, perhaps as late as 1725, with extensions and alterations of 1851 by ambrose poynter. Face brickwork, with portland stone dressings. Slate hipped roof with lead ridges, moulded cornice and parapet. Two storeys. Facades. Timber sash windows. Interior has all c18 rooms with plaster cornices of varied profile, some moulded wall panels and plaster ceilings, recessed panelled doors, and adam-type chimney-pieces. The two most distinguished rooms are the stairhall (od circa 1700) and the present entrance hall (the white hall of 1851). Dog-leg staircase, all wood, twisted balusters; impressive ceiling with large central pilaster oval with rich band of garlands set within a rectangle similarly treated; cornice with modillions and egg and dart motifs. Large window now with c17 german glass set in early c19 painted glass surrounds. Freestanding statue at the head of staircase. See doe list for full details (doe, 1984).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121771.

Waterfield, r. /tda/63(1931)37-38/proceedings at the 70th annual meeting.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121772.

Doe/hhr:st. Thomas rd/(-/9/1949)128.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121773.

Pevsner, n. /buildings of england: south devon/(1952)165.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121774.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121775.

Dro=564m/1,203,209(illustrations by swete).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121776.

Doe/hhr:upton pyne(25/10/1984)30.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121777.

Cherry, b. + pevsner, n. /the buildings of england:devon/(1989)885.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121778.

Cherry, b. /pdas/46(1989)115/the devon country house in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries/plates 22+23.

Waterfield, R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV317863.

House, 'pynes' near exeter. Of red brick with white dressings, and high narrow windows, originally designed by inigo jones, but received further additions in the middle of the 19th century. An inlaid table, formerly at dowrich, near crediton, is a florentine workmanship, the inlaid marbles representing playing cards, 17th century. Some flemish stained glass in the great staircase window (waterfield).

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

Exellent example of the stately double-pile house popular after the restoration, but relatively rare in devon. Late c17 plaster ceiling (cherry and pevsner).

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 2013, Pynes (Un-published). SDV358118.

A grand red brick mansion built around 1700 by Hugh Stafford, Devon’s 18th century expert on apples. Although altered, it is an excellent example of the double-pile house that became popular after the Restoration but is relatively rare in Devon.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV109648Migrated Record: Cherry, B..
SDV121767Migrated Record: SEAT OF NORTHCOTE.
SDV121768Migrated Record: DOE, 1984.
SDV121771Migrated Record:
SDV121772Migrated Record:
SDV121773Migrated Record:
SDV121774Migrated Record:
SDV121775Migrated Record:
SDV121776Migrated Record:
SDV121777Migrated Record:
SDV121778Migrated Record:
SDV317863Migrated Record: Waterfield, R..
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #62126 ]
SDV358118Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Pynes. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV64770Related to: Parkland and Gardens at Pynes (Monument)
MDV10266Related to: Pynes House, Cross (Monument)
MDV40600Related to: Terrace Walls and Entrance Piers to Pynes (Building)
MDV72224Related to: Upton Pyne, Pynes Lodge (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 22 2015 11:32AM