All on Devon Local List
Post Code:
West Alvington
Local Authority:
South Hams

Bowringsleigh was an estate owned by the Bowring family until acquired by William Gilbert in 1543 and by William IIlbert in 1695.  The present baronial appearance, with a castellated four storey tower to the right of the Tudor frontage is due to Richard Coad’s restoration of 1868-73 for William Roope Illbert, following fire damage to the east wing in 1843.

Listed Buildings

Grade I, gate piers 130m. south, gate piers at  SX 719 439 listed Grade II 


Cherry & Pevsner:  The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989:  196-97
T Gray:  The Garden History of Devon, 1995:  52-4
Country Life v.37, 1915: 304;  v.116, 1954:  280-3, 356-9
B Jones:  Follies & Grottoes, 1974:  346
HA Tipping:  English Homes – Period III, 1927,II:  127
T Gray:  Devon Country Houses and Gardens Engraved Vol I, 2001: 36

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