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HER Number:MDV9461
Name:Culver House


Large house, partly subdivided into flats. The 1836 range to the south is in an Tudor Gothic style with some very complete interiors.


Grid Reference:SX 847 901
Map Sheet:SX89SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolcombe Burnell
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLCOMBE BURNELL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89SW/16
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 400730
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COUNTRY HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296527.

Des=western morning news/eric delderfield/15th april, 1977.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296528.

Des=scrapbook vol.1, p.26.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296529.

Doe/hhr:holcombe burnell/(4/9/1986)52-53.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326644.

Culver house formerly listed as culver. Large house, partly subdivided into flats. The 1836 range to the south is in an tudor gothic style with some very complete interiors. Two storeys and attic. Asymmetrical 7-window entrance side (east) elevation with stone mullioned windows with 7 gables with ornamental bargeboards mostly with pendants. Many different features see doe list for full details (doe).

Delderfield, E., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV58755.

Culver house was built in 1836 by rev. Richard stephens, subdean of exeter and vicar of holcombe burnell. A previous house stood on the site in 1765. The present house has been described as neo-elizabethan in its architecture. The drawing room ceiling is very ornate, consisting of lozenge-shaped panels with a design in relief, parts of which are picked out in gold leaf. There is an organ chamber on the first floor; the organ is now used in holcombe burnell church. In the dining room there is a jacobean overmantel. In 1894 the teign valley railway company was formed and a line was built 500m in front of the house, plus a tunnel. The stone balustrading around the terraces came from the old exe bridge when it was demolished in 1903 (delderfield).

Clark, J., 2013, Culver House (Un-published). SDV356221.

A relatively early example of neo-Tudor, the house was built in 1835, with additions and alterations in the 1870s.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV296527Migrated Record:
SDV296528Migrated Record:
SDV296529Migrated Record:
SDV326644Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109754 ]
SDV356221Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. Culver House. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV58755Migrated Record: Delderfield, E..

Associated Monuments

MDV54732Related to: Gardens and Parkland at Culver House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2018 11:34AM