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HER Number:MDV93722
Name:Billington House, Back Street, Modbury


Late 17th and 18th century detached house within the parish of Modbury.


Grid Reference:SX 656 517
Map Sheet:SX65SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishModbury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMODBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DETACHED HOUSE (XIX to XXI - 1880 AD to 2018 AD (Pre))

Full description

South Hams District Council, 2002, Modbury Conservation Area Appraisal (Report - non-specific). SDV356440.

Billington House is one of 131 Listed Buildings in Modbury Parish.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Detached house. Late 17th and 18th century with some 19th century windows. Smooth rendered, asbestos- cement slate roof, large brick stack, right, smaller stack, left gable. Plain block, part lower than street level at west end, stair projection, gabled, back. Two storeys and attic; ground floor, mainly below street level, has part- glazed door incorporating radial light, under light cantilevered hood. At first floor two 12-pane replacement sashes and a smaller single light left. At night a panelled inner door with 20th century glazed porch; on the east side this has a curved segment of raking wall at lead-in to lower door. 12-pane raking half-dormer centred over ground floor door. Back has gabled stair extension, to right a 16-pane raking dormer above 16-pane sash, above 20th century glazed extension. Both gables plain. Interior: Dog-leg stair with splatt balusters. Feet of large roof principals visible, but boxed or papered. A puzzling building which may have lost some windows to the street front.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV356440Report - non-specific: South Hams District Council. 2002. Modbury Conservation Area Appraisal. South Hams District Council. A2 Folded + Digital.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 27 2018 12:56PM