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HER Number:MDV80095
Name:115 Plymouth Road, Buckfastleigh


House dates to approximately 1800, possibly earlier and has verandah at front and footbridge over Mill Town Leat with railings. Listing includes garden railings and footbridge.


Grid Reference:SX 738 660
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 392306

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1810 AD? (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1983, Buckfastleigh (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337043.

Department of Environment, 1985, Images of listed buildings in Buckfastleigh, 15/07/1985 (Photograph). SDV359974.

Image of 115 Plymouth Road.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

No.115 Plymouth Road, including garden railings and footbridge (Formerly Listed as: PLYMOUTH ROAD Nos.114 AND 115 Woodview).
House, including garden railings, gate and footbridge across the town ditch, approximately 1800 in date, possibly with an earlier core as the owner believes deeds in his possession date back to the 18th century. Colourwashed, stuccoed and blocked out; natural slate roof, gabled at ends; stacks with rendered shafts and one old terra-cotta chimney pot with ornamental glazed bands. Cast-iron gutter stamped with lions' heads. Plan: main block single depth, two rooms wide; service rooms to rear under M-plan roof. The house, is set back behind the town mill leat running along the north-west side of Plymouth Road with a small bridge across the ditch.
EXTERIOR: two storeys. Symmetrical two-window front with original, central, recessed six-panel front door, the upper panels fielded with a pretty overlight with geometrical glazing bars; reeded doorcase. Two original ground-floor 12-pane sashes with old glass, and coloured glass in the margin panes. Two original first-floor 16-pane sashes with old glass. Verandah across front supported on 20th century chamfered timber posts with curving brackets; corrugated-iron tent roof.
INTERIOR: complete with original joinery, including shutters, doors, doorcases and chimneypieces; stick balustrade to landing. Subsidiary features: railings to front of house have square-section vertical and spear finials. Unusually attractive cast- and wrought-iron garden gate with square section verticals with spear finials. Below the middle rail curved wrought scrolls are interspersed with twisted ornament. Stone and iron bridge over leat is paved with two large slate slabs and flanked by plain railings. Other details: Listed Building number: 392306.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337043List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Buckfastleigh. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106900 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV359974Photograph: Department of Environment. 1985. Images of listed buildings in Buckfastleigh. Photograph (Paper). 15/07/1985.

Associated Monuments

MDV22930Related to: 114 Plymouth Road (Woodview), Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV80096Related to: 36 Bossell Road, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV108578Related to: Town Hall and Library, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV80094Related to: Town Mill Leat railings, Plymouth Road, Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2017 12:17PM