SX6456 : Stowford House

taken 2 years ago, near to Ivybridge, Devon, Great Britain

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Stowford House
Stowford House
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Stowford House
Stowford House is a former manor house in South Hams. It is close to the village of Harford. The building is a Grade II listed. The house was the birthplace of Thomas Williams, speaker at the House of Commons, and John Prideaux, Bishop of Worcester.
There has been a manor house on the grounds since the 14th century, and in 1400 there was a private chapel dedicated to St Nicholas. By 1664, the manor house and out buildings were recorded as having 14 hearths, implying that the house was much larger at the time. The house was significantly rebuilt during the 18th century, but parts of the old house from the 16th century remain. Built from stone rubble, the building is partly rendered, and partly ashlar. The roof of the building is slate, with external chimneystack on the north side. On the north and west sides of the buildings courtyard the mullion windows are bordered by hollow-chamfered stone.
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Date Taken
Monday, 13 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 6408 5698 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:23.8165N 3:54.8222W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 6400 5683
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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