Manor House

Designation:
All on Devon Gazetteer
Type:
  • Parkland
Period/Century:
  • C19
Parish:
Torquay
Local Authority:
Torbay
OS Grid Ref:
SX 931 633
Map no.:
Landranger 181
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.

Listed Buildings

 

The house is listed Grade II.

References

Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 860

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