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Latitude: 50.7978 / 50°47'52"N
Longitude: -4.0198 / 4°1'11"W
OS Eastings: 257756
OS Northings: 101749
OS Grid: SS577017
Mapcode National: GBR KS.Z3GL
Mapcode Global: FRA 26GZ.HT5
Entry Name: Broomford Manor Including Service Yard Immediately to North-West and Stable Yard Immediately to North of That
Listing Date: 20 February 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105210
English Heritage Legacy ID: 93267
Location: Jacobstowe, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Jacobstowe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Jacobstowe St James
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 50 SE
7/154 Broomford Manor including service
- yard immediately to north-west and
stable yard immediately to north
20.2.52 of of that
Country house. 1871-73 by George Devey, built for Col. Sir Robert White-Thompson.
walls built of small dressed rubble blocks. Many gabled tiled roof. Numerous tall
brick shafts on stone bases.
Plan: complex asymmetrical plan; entrance hall forms small wing, 2 principal rooms
overlook the garden on the left-hand side facing the entrance is the dining room.
To the right of which, facing the entrance is the dining room. To the right of the
2 principal rooms, behind the entrance hall is a large stairhall with a study to its
right. The service rooms and a large kitchen are contained in wings to the rear and
the right-nand end. The service yard is opposite the back kitchen and contains
buildings such as game larder, boot hole, ash house, log house and laundry. Beyond
that again, and connected to it, is the stable yard incorporating coach house. The
house is built in Neo-Jacobean style.
Exterior: 2 storeys with cellar and attic. Intentionally asymmetrical elevations
with complete original fenestration of stone mullioned and transomed windows. The
entrance front has a projecting Dutch gable to the left with large single storey
gabled porch in front of it containing depressed 4-centred arch moulded stone
doorway. To right of the projecting gable is a 5-light transomed mullion window on
the ground floor and 3 and 2-light mullion windows above. The right-hand end of
the front is lower and recessed with a 4-light mullion on the ground floor and 3-
light mullion above. The garden front at the left-hand side of the house has a
projecting gable to the right and a large 2 storey semi-circular bay to its left
with projecting stone lateral stack beyond it . The rear elevation has a large
projecting gable to the right with smaller shallow rectangular window projection on
its face. A recessed gable to its left has 2 4-centred moulded stone doorways. To
their left is a curving window projection connecting the main range to a service
wing extending to the left. The right-hand elevation is very irregular with numerous
gables, some in front of others.
Interior: is not as elaborate as the exterior would suggest and contains a mixture
of classical, gothic and Jacobean styles. The kitchen is of 2 storey height with
exposed feet of trusses and large open fireplace. The dining room has a fireplace
with Tudor arched stone lintel but classical wooden surround. Similar fireplaces in
other principal rooms. The entrance hall has a fireplace with Jacobean style wooden
overmantle. Simple staircase with turned balusters and square newels which have
ball finials. The house was fitted with an early central heating system, the
radiators of which survive behind ornate iron grilles in Gothic design.
To include terrace and low pierced stone wall with arched openings and brick piers
immediately to south-east of the house. Also very unaltered connecting service and
stable yards to north-east of house. The service yard consists of mainly single
storey buildings with a laundry building opposite the house reached by stone steps.
The stable yard beyond it incorporates the back of the laundry with a coach house at
right angles to it and the stable building projecting from it and still used as
such. This is a fairly simple but very complete and unaltered Victorian country
house, a rare Devon example by one of the major architects of the period.
Listing NGR: SS5775601749
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