• Walking tour of the Clovelly Court landscape with John Rous and Simon Bonvoisin. Wednesday 13th September 2017. See Events section for information.
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Manor House

Statutory Designation: 

The house is listed Grade II.

District: 
Torbay
Parish: 
Torquay
Grid ref: 
SX 931 633
Map no: 
Landranger 181
Type of site: 
C19 gardens
Description: 

The Manor House was built in 1862-4 by J.W.Rowell for the younger Sir Lawrence PaIk, who had inherited it in 1860.  No longer stucco, but grey limestone in random courses.  A pinched, vaguely Tudor gabled garden front, not quite symmetrical; a rather more successful  approach from the west, past the pretty stables to an angled porch with an eclectic concentration of Gothic motifs: polychrome arch, plate tracery, and ballflower-studded balustrade. Owned by the first Lord Haldon. The park-like grounds are magnificant with numerous specimen trees, conifers, azaleas, rhododendrons, a terrace, rides, glades, dells, and glimpses of the bay over Meadfoot.

Conservation Area: 
No
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 
No
Area of Great Landscape Value: 
No
Nature Conservation Zone: 
No
Coastal Preservation Area: 
No
National Park: 
No
Scheduled: 
No
Evidence: 
MapView plan, scale 1:2500
References: 
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 860
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer