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Cory Manor, West Putford

Description: Cory Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 91972

OS Grid Reference: SS3598715752
OS Grid Coordinates: 235987, 115752
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9179, -4.3347

Location: West Putford, Devon EX22 7XB

Locality: West Putford
Local Authority: Torridge District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: EX22 7XB

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There is no relationship with this site and Cory Barton, no Cory is known to have resided here. Site is/was owned by the Walter family who also own/owned Cory Barton.

1576-1611 manor built by Prideaux family (Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: North Devon 1952)
1641-1642 William Maurice Esq signs West Putford Protestation Return (
1660 Sir William Morice (1602-1676), Secretary of State to Charles II on marriage to Elizabeth (father Humphrey Prideaux) grand daughter of Sir Michael Prideaux. (Kelly’s Directory 1923) Kelly’s got date wrong?
1728 Purchased by John Walter (Kelly’s Directory 1923)
1841 Curchtown Richard Walter farmer 60 (census)
1861 Churchtown Barton Richard Walter 45 Farmer of 200 Acres Empl 3 Lab (census RG9/1506 14/7/35)
1870 Churchtown, Richard Walter, farmer (Morris Commercial Directory 1870)
1923 Churston Manor, Percy J Walter (Kelly’s Directory 1923)
1951 Churston Manor (Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: North Devon 1952)
1988-2009 The artist Tessa Traeger is listed as residing at the Rossetti Studios and Cory Manor in Devon with the artist and designer Patrick Kinmonth (excerpt from Purdy Hicks gallery Press Release in 2010 (

Russell Cory, 17 January 2012

The Country Houses of Devon. Volume I, page 256-157
b.Hugh Melle. Black Dog Press, Crediton 2015.

Robert J.Ligthelm, 11 December 2016

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