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HER Number:MDV80106
Name:Abbotswell House, Buckfastleigh


Abbotswell House, Crest Hill; a mid-19th century house with several significant features. At time of listing detail the building was in use as a retirement home; unclear whether this is still the case.


Grid Reference:SX 735 660
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 392255

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX to XXI - 1860 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

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

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

House, in use as retirement home. Dates to around 1860 and has a rendered; slate roof, gabled at ends; stacks with rendered shafts. Plan: double-depth plan, two rooms wide with set-back block at right end.
EXTERIOR: symmetrical three-bay front with deep eaves. Tuscan porch with entablature with dentil cornice. Six-panel door with plain overlight. Four-pane hornless sashes, two to the ground floor. INTERIOR not inspected but likely to be of interest. Subsidiary features: contemporary cast-iron railings to area in front of house have pierced spear finials. Short section of ramped rendered wall at left end; square-section gate piers with sunk mouldings, moulded cornices and pineapple finials to right of front elevation. Other details: Listed Building number: 392255.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106912 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 8 2011 12:56PM