Slade

Designation:
All on Devon Gazetteer
Type:
  • Parkland
Parish:
Cornwood
Local Authority:
South Hams
OS Grid Ref:
SX 599 585
Map no.:
Landranger 202
Description:

Former C16 manor house with C18 and C19 alterations and additions.  The seat of the Slades in the thirteenth century, the Coles from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, then the Saverys.  The exterior of the house is modest; the windows of the main south front was uniformly Georgianised in the mid twentieth century.  The two storey sixteenth century porch is built in large granite ashlar blocks, in contrast to the rubble of the rest.  In the garden are fragments of the older parts of the upper cross-wing which was demolished in the 1960’s.  The chief architectural interest is the late medieval hall.  On a steep slope to the south west is a fine barn with a large basket arched granite doorway and an old door.  In the gardens is an ancient hornbeam hedge reputedly dating from the time of Elizabeth I. 

 

 

Listed Buildings

House is listed Grade II, barn 50m SSW listed Grade II

 

References

Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 289

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