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HER Number:MDV23605
Name:Gaveney House, 5 Salterton Road, Exmouth


Early 19th century house and one-time school, now converted into flats.


Grid Reference:SY 006 806
Map Sheet:SY08SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLITTLEHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08SW/190
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 15/06/1978, Exmouth, 35 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV131898.

No 5 (Gaveney House School), Salterton Road. Early 19th century house. Stuccoed façade with angle pilasters and cornice. 2 storeys. 4 windows, garden front has curved projection in centre. Entrance front has 3 windows and good porch with square piers and iron balustrades.

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

Highfield House marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, a large house with associated outbuildings set in its own grounds on the corner of Gussiford lane and New Road (now Salterton Road).

Morgan, D., 1996, Gaveney House, 5 Salterton Road, Exmouth (Correspondence). SDV351877.

There is little basis for removal of this substantial early 19th century villa from the statutory list. It is a handsome and imposing stuccoed villa set in a substantial garden which remains relatively unspoilt. The principal elevations retain their original double hung boxed sash windows and much of the stuccoed plaster detail remains, including a distinguished porch.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Gaveney House, 5 Salterton Road. House, converted into flats. Early 19th century, [reputedly 1806]; altered in 20th century. Stuccoed, now partly roughcast. Roof hidden behind parapet. Rendered stacks. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window south-east front with angle pilasters and rebuilt parapet; 12-pane sashes and central doorway with round arch, panelled reveals, semi-circular fanlight with radiating bars and panelled door; large porch with two pairs of piers, but iron balustrade removed. Left hand [south-west] return 1:2:1 windows, centre two in semi-circular bay.North-west elevation, 3 window range of 12-pane sashes. North-east side, various 20th century windows.
INTERIOR converted into flats and much altered, although one ground floor room and another on first floor are intact and there is some 19th century joinery; the staircase has been replaced. Dated listed: 6th December 1949. Date of most recent amendment: 12th November 1996.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV131898List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 15/06/1978. Exmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 35.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #84060 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV351877Correspondence: Morgan, D.. 1996. Gaveney House, 5 Salterton Road, Exmouth. Letters. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2013 11:17AM