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Horswell House

Statutory Designation: 

Horswell House is listed Grade II.

District: 
South Hams
Parish: 
South Milton
Grid ref: 
SX 690 422
Map no: 
Landranger 202
Type of site: 
C18 parkland
Description: 

Horswell House is a country house 1720-40 with an earlier wing. Stucco stone walls to front renge with a double hipped slate roof to the front and a gabled end to the rear wing.  The house is a good example of its period with a very unspoilt exterior. The seat of the Roopes, inherited by the Ilberts in 1761.   A good C18 double-pile house, symmetrical five bays, two storeys with dormers.  Shell-hooded porch.  To the right of the house a section of garden wall extends a short distance and terminates in stone gate piers with ball finials.

Conservation Area: 
No
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 
Yes
Area of Great Landscape Value: 
No
Nature Conservation Zone: 
No
Coastal Preservation Area: 
Yes
National Park: 
No
Scheduled: 
No
Evidence: 
MapView plan, scale 1:3500 Getmapping aerial photograph 1:2500 Historic Maps c1880 scale 1:2500
References: 
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 748
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer