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Latitude: 50.3547 / 50°21'16"N
Longitude: -3.6638 / 3°39'49"W
OS Eastings: 281732
OS Northings: 51854
OS Grid: SX817518
Mapcode National: GBR QP.50DV
Mapcode Global: FRA 3863.BFZ
Entry Name: Shell House About 75 Metres North, North East of Oldstone
Listing Date: 25 March 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1108054
English Heritage Legacy ID: 99800
Location: Blackawton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Blackawton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Blackawton St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
Shell House about 75
2/9 metres north, north east
Shell house. Circa late C18. Built of rustic quartz and sandstone with
slate rubble and with limestone dressings. The shell-house is lined in sea
shells, blue-and-white china and glass.
Plan: Square chamber with flanking quadrant walls with an arch at either
Exterior: The central shell-house has a large reused Medieval moulded 2-
centred arch of limestone with multiple mouldings and cusped panels to the
intrados. The outer arch is rusticated. The flanking quadrant walls are
made of massive quartz boulders and return at either end with a chamfered 2-
centre arch, the outer voussoirs rusticated. The left hand arch head has
Interior: The shell-house has a barrel-vaulted roof and the walls are
rusticated and the whole is line in sea-shells, blue-and-white china and
glass in decorative patterns. The back wall and end wall each have a
central alcove, in the end wall there are 2 round riches above.
The arch at the front of the shell-house right had come from Torr Abbey.
Listing NGR: SX8173251854
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