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Blachford Including Service Wing and Stables to East

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cornwood, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.423 / 50°25'22"N

Longitude: -3.9546 / 3°57'16"W

OS Eastings: 261246

OS Northings: 59957

OS Grid: SX612599

Mapcode National: GBR Q5.HXL7

Mapcode Global: FRA 27LX.Z13

Entry Name: Blachford Including Service Wing and Stables to East

Listing Date: 29 March 1960

Last Amended: 2 February 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309689

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99130

Location: Cornwood, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Cornwood

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

SX 65 NW CORNWOOD BLACHFORD PARK
11/25
Blachford including
29-3-60 service wing and
stables to east
(formerly listed as
II* Blackford)


Large house in landscaped park.
Circa C16 origin although largely rebuilt in C18 and with early C19 alterations and
additions. Granite rubble with dressed granite quoins. Slate hipped roof behind
rendered parapet with moulded cornice. Half H-shaped on plan with wings at rear. Two
storeys and attic. Front: 2:5:2 bays projecting end 2 bays are early C19 additions.
First floor right hand is blind. Sash windows mostly with glazing bars in moulded
architraves with cornices. Central doorway with stone pilasters, entablature and
fielded panel door. Early C19 Tuscan porch. Gabled and slate hung between wings at
rear.
Stables and service wing to east, set back. L-shaped plan. Granite ashlar with
steeply pitched hipped slate roof. Two storeys. Five by five bays of sash windows.
Wooden ballcote over roof. Reset in east end wall a large moulded granite 4-centred
arch doorway with carved spandrels and hoodmould. Inside the stables there are C18
arcaded stalls.
Interior: C18 staircase in large open well with balusters and carved tread ends.
Drawing room has modillion cornice and frieze.
Although the remainder of the house has not been inspected it appears that much of the
C18 joinery is intact.
Blachford is a Domesday manor and became the seat of the Rogers family.
According to W G Hoskins "A New Survey of England, Devon" page 376, the house was
rebult in C17.


Listing NGR: SX6124659957

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