Collipriest House

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  • Parkland
Local Authority:
Mid Devon
OS Grid Ref:
SS 954 116
Map no.:
Landranger 192

An eighteenth-century house with an Iron Age hill fort situated above.  The main front was built c.1778 with five bays and three storeys with a parapet.  There are projecting one bay wings and a Doric porch.  Plain and dignified.  The south front belongs to an early eighteenth century house originally of nine bays, the three middle ones emphasized by a pediment and cupola. In 1800 Swete noted that it was owned by Mr Winslow who had changed his name from Philips.   Swete’s drawing of Collipriest shows a wide lawn leading directly up to the house and thick woodland behind it.  Stockdale noted that it was ‘a spacious mansion very delightfully situated on a pleasing eminence’.   A steel line engraving by W.Taylor after W.H.Bartlett, dated 1830, has the caption ‘ it is a plain edifice, consisting of a centre with projecting wings, but is very pleasantly situated on a sloping lawn, declining to the Exe: behind is a hanging wood’.  Now divided into flats

Listed Buildings

House Grade II


Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 278-9
T Gray: The Garden History of Devon, 1995: 75
T Gray: Devon Country Houses and Gardens Engraved Vol I, 2001: 81-3

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