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HER Number:MDV4417
Name:Buckland House, Buckland Filleigh


Early 19th century country house, now a school. One room preserves late 16th century moulded ceiling beams and sections of late 16th, 17th and 18th century panelling. One of the earliest surviving Greek Doric revival houses and remains very unaltered whilst incorporating probably the core of an earlier house.


Grid Reference:SS 464 091
Map Sheet:SS40NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Filleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND FILLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS40NE/4
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 90975

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XV to XXI - 1401 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

NMR, SS40NE7 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV5250.

Untitled Source, 64 (Migrated Record). SDV15340.

Exterior cemented. On north side, Tuscan one-storey porch and on the east, a giant Tuscan portico. Very fine interior with glazed lanterns, Greek Doric and Ionic columns.

Department of Environment, 1959, Torrington RD Provisional List, 3 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV118.

As above. Now used as a boarding school.

Caulfield-Brown, P., 1967, Proceedings at the 105th annual meeting, 27 (Article in Serial). SDV19699.

Buckland House. Now a boys' school. Built 1810 to plans of James Green, Exeter. Large Tuscan porch. Fine staircase. Room still survives from the earlier Tudor building.

Department of Environment, 1988, Buckland Filleigh, 1 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV4698.

Country house. Buckland Manor (formerly listed as Buckland House). Completed 1810 by James Green, for the Fortescue family with later c19 addition. Rendered stone walls. Hipped slate roof. Rendered brick stacks. Asymmetrical plan with north entrance to left of centre through short passage leading to stairhall, to the left of which is galleried ante-room with doors leading to principal rooms at front side and rear. Two storeys. North entrance front has 5 symmetrical bays. Fine largely complete interior mainly in the Greek Doric and Ionic style. The principal ground floor rooms have decorative plaster cornices and ceiling bands. One of the rear south rooms contains sections of late c16, c17 and c18 panelling with late c16 cresting and finials and heraldic shields in the frieze of the families who have occupied the manor. Also preserved in this room are late c16 moulded ceiling beams. This is one of the earliest surviving Greek Doric revival houses and remains very unaltered whilst incorporating probably the core of an earlier house. See DoE list for full details.

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 231 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Griffith, F. M., 1990, DAP/TC 5,6, TC 5,6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV4702.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 2013, Buckland House (Un-published). SDV356186.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV118List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1959. Torrington RD Provisional List. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 3.
SDV15340Migrated Record: 64.
SDV19699Article in Serial: Caulfield-Brown, P.. 1967. Proceedings at the 105th annual meeting. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 99. 27.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 231.
SDV356186Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Buckland House. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #92089 ]
SDV4698List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Buckland Filleigh. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 1.
SDV4702Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/TC 5,6. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). TC 5,6.
SDV5250National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SS40NE7.

Associated Monuments

MDV54728Related to: Buckland Parkland (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2656 - TC 5,6

Date Last Edited:Jun 8 2016 12:04PM