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HER Number:MDV21586
Name:Horwood House


17C Horwood House with evidence of earlier origins & later extensions & alterations


Grid Reference:SS 503 276
Map Sheet:SS52NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHorwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHORWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS52NW/36
  • 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, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

'Horwood House remains of Manor House' shown on OS 25" (1880s) map as a large irregular shaped building in an irregular shaped yard with further buildings to the west & east. A well is shown to the northeast.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SS52NW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV71554.

The building is stucco-faced with square porch and modern roof. The northern part of the building appears older. There are no architectural features however to date its construction. The southern portion is comparatively modern and the interior is of Georgian date. Other details: Site visit.

Department of Environment, 1960, Barnstaple RD, 29 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337219.

Horwood House and remains of Manor House. 17C with later alteration. Faced in whitened roughcast. Two storeys with mostly wood mullioned windows and a gabled two storey porch. Inside, the back stairs are early 18C and the kitchen has a plaster geometrical ceiling.

Department of Environment, 1986, Horwood, 35 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV84187.

Horwood House. 17C with some evidence of earlier origins, remodelled and extended in early 18C and again extended at rear in early 19C, and restored c 1960. Painted stone and cob. Hipped slate roof with crested ridge tiles. Brick stack at right end and to rear of lower end, enclosed by rear wing. Originally a 3 room and through passage plan, formerly with a lateral rear stack heating the hall, now removed. Two storeys. Six window range, including storeyed porch. Following a period of dereliction, the ground floor was largely remodelled in c1960, the partition between the hall and inner room removed, an Adam style fireplace added to lower end, which retains an 18C moulded plasterwork cornice and marble chimney piece to upper end. Principal staircase rebuilt in style of the surviving early 18C secondary dog-leg staircase. Roof structural features. Formerly the seat of the Pollard and Dene families. The geometrical plasterwork ceiling has not survived. See DoE list for full details.

James, T. + Chandler, J., 2004, The Proposed Alverdiscott to Barnstaple Overhead 132kV Transmission Line, 7,16,Table 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV72921.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337219List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1960. Barnstaple RD. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 29.
SDV71554Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SS52NW2. SS52NW.
SDV72921Report - Assessment: James, T. + Chandler, J.. 2004. The Proposed Alverdiscott to Barnstaple Overhead 132kV Transmission Line. AC Archaeology Report. 4604/1/0. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7,16,Table 2.
SDV84187List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Horwood. Historic Houses Register. 35.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV71177Related to: GATE PIER in the Parish of Horwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV789 - The proposed Alverdiscott to Barnstaple overhead 132kV transmission line

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 3:05PM