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HER Number:MDV11676
Name:Clovelly Court

Summary

Clovelly Court dates from 1370. It was emodelled about 1790-1795 but still contains a core of the Tudor house.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 310 251
Map Sheet:SS32NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClovelly
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCLOVELLY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS32NW/64
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (XIV to XXI - 1370 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.


Pevsner, N., 1952, The Buildings of England: North Devon, 73 (Monograph). SDV336196.

House contains Early Gothic Revival features and imitation Perp. tracery.


Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 370 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Remodelled about 1790-1795 but still contains a core of the Tudor house.


Department of Environment, 1955, Bideford RD, 8 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV4813.

Clovelly Court dates from 1370. Burnt and rebuilt 1789, burnt again 1944. The stables date from before 1789; both they and the gate piers are separately listed Grade II.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978 - 2001, SS32NW1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV5955.

Visited 27/11/1978. A large part of the 1790 house survived the 1944 fire, and all the exterior, with the exception of one modern wing, appears to be of that date. The stables may be contemporary with the 1740 house, and incorporate an eighteenth centuy dwelling. The gatepiers at the drive entrance may also be of that date.


Department of Environment, 1989, Clovelly, 35 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV4533.

Clovelly Court.
Large detached Country house. 1740 for Zachary Hamlyn, altered by Sir James Hamlyn 1795; interior severely damaged by fire circa 1950. Panel above doorway reads: 'Antiqua Domus Conflagrata AD 1789 Aedem Hanc Anno Sequente Susceptam Extruit JACOBUS HAMLYN Baronettus. Mainly rubble, but wing smooth rendered, slate roofs. A classical design in simple detail with some Gothick later works; a long 3-storey plus attic hipped block returns to a broad 3-storey unit with octagonal stair turrets projecting from the two outer corners. The two units are linked in the inner angle by a gatehouse or entrance tower also with half-octagonal stair turrets. Entrance through door at base of gatehouse, under lean-to roof on cambered opening; above this a plaque reading: a two-light stone casement with cusped pointed light and a baroque cartouche. The left turret has two lancets and the right two lancets and a 2-light casement. The principal block, smooth rendered, with hipped roof has a 2+2 window principal front with 12-pane sashes at ground and first floors, and small-pane Yorkshire sliding sashes to the second floor. Right hand turret with 3 small lights vertically, both turrets with hipped slated cappings. The link back to the entrance tower is in 3 windows, 12 above 15 pane sashes. Long front facing the walled garden (q.v.) has one bay rendered with 12-pane sash; this continues to an unrendered section with 3-windows, 12-pane sashes at ground floor, two 2-light casements and a small sash at eaves, then an added block to swept down roof. Plain return gable end towards church. Return front, on entrance side, has scattered fenestration, mainly 2-light small pane casements, but one larger, one 12-pane sash, and a large 24-pane sash. Plank door towards right. Straight joint in masonry at half-way point corresponding with ridge stack; a second ridge stack, and one to right hipped end, all in brick. High-set hipped dormer with sash. At left end a projecting section of wall with swept down roof. Flight of 5 very shallow steps in quadrant and rubble wall to either side containing stone terrace.
Interior: not inspected but understood to be much modified as result of 20th cenutry fire damage. Other details: LBS number 91151.


Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 270 (Monograph). SDV325629.


Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 72-3 (Monograph). SDV671.


Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 1999, Clovelly Court (Un-published). SDV357662.


Nicholas Pearson Associates, 2001, Clovelly Park: Historic Landscape Survey and Restoration Plan, 3-52 (Report - non-specific). SDV5958.

In 1086 Domesday Clovelly was held by the king . By 1362 it came to the Cary family. Clovelly Court was rebuilt in 1680 by Dean Cary following a fire which destroyed the old house. Other details: Draft re[prt.


Collings, A. G. + Weddell, P. J., 2004, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Clovelly Sewage Treatment Works (Report - Assessment). SDV336055.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2007, Clovelly (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV341391.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 173 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Clovelly Court dates from 1370. It was rebuilt, and remodelled about 1790-1795 but still contains a core of the Tudor house.


Lovie, J., 2009, Arlington Court, Devon: Conservation Statement Prepared by Johnathan Lovie for the National Trust, 49 (Report - non-specific). SDV352139.


Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 2013, Clovelly Court (Un-published). SDV356192.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 370.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 270.
SDV336055Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Weddell, P. J.. 2004. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Clovelly Sewage Treatment Works. Exeter Archaeology Report. 04.50. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #76092 ]
SDV336196Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1952. The Buildings of England: North Devon. The Buildings of England: North Devon. Paperback Volume. 73.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 173.
SDV341391List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2007. Clovelly. Amendment to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interes. Digital.
SDV352139Report - non-specific: Lovie, J.. 2009. Arlington Court, Devon: Conservation Statement Prepared by Johnathan Lovie for the National Trust. National Trust Report. Digital. 49.
SDV356192Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Clovelly Court. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV357662Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 1999. Clovelly Court. Devon Register Review. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV4533List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1989. Clovelly. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 35.
SDV4813List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1955. Bideford RD. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 8.
SDV5955Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978 - 2001. SS32NW1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV5958Report - non-specific: Nicholas Pearson Associates. 2001. Clovelly Park: Historic Landscape Survey and Restoration Plan. Nicholas Pearson Associates Report. Unknown. 3-52.
SDV671Monograph: Gray, T.. 1995. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. Paperback Volume. 72-3.

Associated Monuments

MDV63552Related to: Archway, The Wilderness, Clovelly Court (Monument)
MDV63446Related to: Clovelly Court Parkland and Gardens (Monument)
MDV63554Related to: Clovelly Court Stables (Building)
MDV13820Related to: Clovelly Deerpark (Monument)
MDV75325Related to: Earthworks east of Clovelly Court (Monument)
MDV72008Related to: Game Larder, Clovelly Court (Building)
MDV74780Related to: Gardener's Cottage, Clovelly Court (Building)
MDV37678Related to: Gateway to Clovelly Court Estate (Building)
MDV74781Related to: Gazebo, Clovelly Court (Building)
MDV105479Related to: Ha-Ha at Clovelly Court (Monument)
MDV44534Related to: Hobby Lodge, Clovelly Court (Building)
MDV44518Related to: Home Lodge, Clovelly Court (Building)
MDV63558Related to: London Lodge, Clovelly Court, Clovelly (Building)
MDV102367Related to: Platform north of Clovelly Court (Monument)
MDV105480Related to: Ponds in Clovelly Park (Monument)
MDV44519Related to: Principal Gateway to Clovelly Court (Building)
MDV75328Related to: Stone Seat east of Clovelly Court (Monument)
MDV75327Related to: Sundial north east of Clovelly Court (Monument)
MDV75326Related to: Sundial south of Clovelly Court (Monument)
MDV37677Related to: The Angels Wings, Clovelly (Building)
MDV63556Related to: The Cabin, Clovelly (Building)
MDV63551Related to: The Cottage, The Wilderness, Clovelly Court (Building)
MDV63553Related to: Walls enclosing Kitchen Gardens, with Gazebo and Cottage, Clovelly Court (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2015 2:41PM