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HER Number:MDV11859
Name:Broadgate, East Street, Braunton


Former manor house, now two dwellings. Fourteenth or fifteenth century fabric with interior alterations in 17th century. Partially rebuilt probably 19th century, and refenestrated 20th century.


Grid Reference:SS 489 368
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/25
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 98322
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS43NE 12

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Slee, A. H., 1941, Braunton and its Manors, 197 (Article in Serial). SDV83677.

The manor house and home of the Gorges, at one time called the Hall, was Broadgate Farm, at the top of East Street. A part of the Gorges coat-of-arms can still be seen on one of the gables and what may have been a chapel is now one of the granaries.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953 - 1978, SS43NE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341332.

Broadgate, Medieval Mansion.
1. Broadgate (Name centred at SS48853686).
2. An ancient residence with farmstead attached.
3. (SS48913686) A large stone house with heavy wooden beams exposed in the interior and a coat of ams in a bedroom bearing the date 1626. The exterior walls show signs of recent repair in which there are modern beams possibly replacing older ones, and the roof is modern. A dovecot in the loft of the building at the south east remains. There are no external architectural features to enable dating and the property is use as two dwellings.

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 346 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Broadgate is an Elizabethan House, formerly a manor house called the Hall. Contains a plaster mantlepiece dated 1626. The south block is medieval with a fine roof of 14th century date.

Department of Environment, 1960, Barnstaple RD, 12 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337219.

Department of Environment, 1985, Braunton, 40 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV73918.

Former manor house, now two dwellings. Fourteenth or fifteenth century fabric to cross-wing with interior alterations 1626, according to plasterwork overmantle. Partially rebuilt probably 19th century, and refenestrated 20th century. Cross-wing is at upper end of 3-cell through passage plan, probably 16th century. Stone rubble with slate roof. West facade has had a right angled breeze-block extension added mid 20th century at lower end. A gabled right-angled stair turret was rebuilt in the 19th century near to upper end of hall. Between is an outshut with 20th century conservatory in front, the outshut now enclosing former lateral rubble and brick hall stack. See list for full details including interior features and roof construction. Other details: 12/83.

Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, 1994, Braunton Great Field Management Study (Report - non-specific). SDV341059.

Braunton Gorges was the principal manor of Braunton. The manor house was at Broadgate in Church Street.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 346.
SDV337219List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1960. Barnstaple RD. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 12.
SDV341059Report - non-specific: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1994. Braunton Great Field Management Study. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV341332Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953 - 1978. SS43NE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV73918List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Braunton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 40.
SDV83677Article in Serial: Slee, A. H.. 1941. Braunton and its Manors. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 73. Hardback Volume. 197.

Associated Monuments

MDV16296Part of: Braunton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 17 2013 2:42PM