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HER Number:MDV123095
Name:Roborough House, West Pilton

Summary

Site of a country house that became a hotel in the later 20th century. It was destroyed by fire in the 1990s. Features within the former landscaped gardens around the house are still extant.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 568 350
Map Sheet:SS53NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPilton West
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPILTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD? (Between))

Full description

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

A large house surrounded by landscaped gardens is shown on the 1880s-1890s map. A well is marked just to the west of the house and to the south a sunken garden is shown with a fountain (marked as such on the 1904-1906 map).


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Roborough marked.


Ordnance Survey, 1963-1996, 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric (Cartographic). SDV350058.

House marked as a hotel.


Watts, S., 2018, Roborough House Hotel (Personal Comment). SDV361802.

Hotel destroyed by fire in the 1990s.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #113597 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350058Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963-1996. 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361802Personal Comment: Watts, S.. 2018. Roborough House Hotel. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV32451Related to: Folly at Roborough, Pilton (Building)
MDV1574Related to: STANDING STONE in the Parish of Pilton West (Monument)
MDV32452Related to: Summerhouse at Roborough, Pilton (Building)
MDV37700Related to: TOWER in the Parish of Pilton West (Monument)
MDV37701Related to: TOWER in the Parish of Pilton West (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2019 7:44AM