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Colcombe Castle House

A Grade II Listed Building in Colyton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7481 / 50°44'52"N

Longitude: -3.068 / 3°4'4"W

OS Eastings: 324750

OS Northings: 94815

OS Grid: SY247948

Mapcode National: GBR PD.VC77

Mapcode Global: FRA 47G3.GL1

Entry Name: Colcombe Castle House

Listing Date: 8 May 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87829

Location: Colyton, East Devon, Devon, EX24

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Colyton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Colyton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

8.5.67 Colcombe Castle House


House. Circa C17 with later alterations. Stone rubble with quoins and rendered
front. Slate roof with gabled ends. Two stoeys. Two window range. Modern metal
frame casements replace former stone mullion windows. Central plank door with
modern gabled porch. Extended at rear to form deep plan and with further extension
with catslide roof. Interior heavy stopped chamfer ceiling beams.
On the site of and possibly incorporating some of the remains of Colcombe Castle one
of the seats of the Courtenays, Earls of Devon, and first built in late C13, by Hugh
de Courtenay, partly rebuilt by Henry Courtenay, Marquis of Exeter, but after his
execution in 1540 it was confiscated by the Crown. Returned to Edward Marquis of
Exeter who died in 1556. Bought by William Pole of Shute whose son William Pole the
historian and antiquarian completed the house and made Colcombe his residence.

Listing NGR: SY2475094815

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