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HER Number:MDV12311
Name:Rackenford Manor House


Rackenford manor on site of Cruwyshaye. A mid 18th century house enlarged and the interior remodelled in 1928-1932 by Allan Walton.


Grid Reference:SS 845 194
Map Sheet:SS81NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRackenford
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishRACKENFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS81NW/12
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV60196.

Cruwyshaye now Rackenford Manor on site of manor house.

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 468 (Monograph). SDV17562.

A mid 18th century house enlarged in 1928-1932. Other details: Visited c1953.

Department of Environment, 1987, Rackenford, 33 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV60173.

A large house. 18th century, enlarged and interior remodelled in 1928-32 by Allan Walton. Rendered stone rubble. Hipped slate roofs. Twp rendered axial stacks and gable end stacks to rear wings.
Plan: original core consists of central symmetrical, five-bay range with two principal rooms each side of entrance hall. Stair projection to rear right end and service wing to rear left end. In 1928-32 the rear service wing was extended and two shallow projecting wings added, the larger right-hand wing incorporating a second entrance to its outer face.
Exterior: Two storeys. Central five bays symmetrical, with shallow projecting wings at each end. Original core has all 16 paned sashes, the central sash semi-circular arched with intersecting glazing bars. Ground floor has 8 over 12 paned sashes. Central Tuscan style portico with pediment and interrupted entablature supported on Tuscan columns. Panelled soffit and reveals to doorway with fanlight and 20th century door. Left-hand wing has 16-paned sash over large segmental arched opening with recessed french windows. Right-hand wing has one above two 16-paned sashes, with porch added in 1930s remodelling to outer face which has shallow bow window to right. Semi-circular arched sash windows, many intact to rear, including stair window. Interior: entirely remodelled 1928-32 by Allan Walton.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 468.
SDV60173List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Rackenford. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 33.
SDV60196Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS81NW1.

Associated Monuments

MDV72413Related to: Rackenford Manor, Parkland (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 1:36PM