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Leawood House

Statutory Designation: 

Leawood House, stable 15m. south, Leawood Lodge,  Leawood Mill all listed Grade II.

District: 
West Devon
Parish: 
Bridestowe
Grid ref: 
SX 516 887
Map no: 
Landranger 191
Type of site: 
C18 Parkland
Description: 

The manor house of the Calmady and Shilstone families set in an C18 park.  The plain early Georgian front range conceal a C17 house with two storey wings flanking a courtyard.  White (1850) noted that it was a ’fine old mansion’  while Stockdale described it as ’an ancient mansion surrounded by extensive woods & which form a very striking feature in the scenery of this part of the county.’ The C18 parkland survives unspoilt.  The stables dated 1711 have the Calmady arms.

Conservation Area: 
No
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 
No
Area of Great Landscape Value: 
Yes
Nature Conservation Zone: 
No
Coastal Preservation Area: 
No
National Park: 
No
Scheduled: 
No
Evidence: 
MapView plan, scale 1:2500 Ordnance Survey 2nd edition, 1906, scale 6” (WCSL sheet 88 NW) Getmapping aerial photograph 1:2500 Historic Maps c1880 scale 1:2500
References: 
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 211 T Gray: The Garden History of Devon, 1995: 138
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer