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Gnaton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newton and Noss, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3305 / 50°19'49"N

Longitude: -3.9966 / 3°59'47"W

OS Eastings: 257990

OS Northings: 49745

OS Grid: SX579497

Mapcode National: GBR Q3.9R5Z

Mapcode Global: FRA 28J5.6TH

Entry Name: Gnaton Hall

Listing Date: 29 March 1960

Last Amended: 19 July 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325263

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100439

Location: Newton and Noss, South Hams, Devon, PL8

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Newton and Noss

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

SX 54 NE NEWTON AND NOSS
9/159
29/3/60 Gnaton Hall (formerly
included as "Gnaton Hall")

II*

Country house in landscaped gardens on or near the site of an earlier house built
by Walter Hele, son of Sir John Hele of Wembury House qv. Circa 1826. Probably
byJ Birch of London, for Henry H R Roe, Stuccoed, and with rusticated quoins.
Hipped slate roof with moulded cornice and blocking course. Conically roofed
lantern over centre with wrought iron weathervane. Near square double-depth plan.
Two storeys. 2:3:2 bays. Centre three bays break forward with pediment. Large
sash windows with glazing bars ground floor left hand late C19 splayed bay window.
Central doorway with massive Doric porch panelled double doors and rectangular
fanlight. Three bays south elevation with central semi-circular two storeyed
bay, tripartite sashes with blind bosses and Victorian glazed verandah on ground
floor. Interior: contemporary features intact including central staircase with
oval lantern, plasterwork, joinery and good marble chimneypieces. Two ground floor
rooms on south side were converted into music room in late C19 and dividing screen
has 2 fluted columns, and ceiling has finely painted decoration with naturalistically
painted flowers in roundels and painted flower borders. The formerly adjoining
R C Chapel of St Mary has been dismantled. Material form the earlier house includes
a large stone reset into a C19 stable range to the south west and inscribed "PER
W. A. HELE AR: 1596", and C16 stone door frames reused in the kitchen garden walls
and bothy qv. Reference: H. Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of British Architects.


Listing NGR: SX5799049745

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