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Architecture of South West England

15 May 2009

1335 – Church of Ottery St. Mary, Devon

Nikolaus Pevsner described the building as as “lying large and low like a tired beast”. It is 163 feet long, and the towers are 71 feet high. It was consecrated in 1260, at...

07 March 2011

1361 – All Saints’ Church, Edington, Wiltshire

The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint Katharine and All Saints built in the Decorated style and consecrated in 1361. The parish was part of the hundred of Whorwellsdown, and is believed to...

14 February 2011

1539 – Cotehele House, Saltash, Cornwall

Cotehele House is a well preserved, and little altered, Tudor manor house in the east of Cornwall and on the banks of the River Tamar. Cotehele has a series of formal gardens near...

06 January 2013

1612 – Newton Surmaville, Yeovil, Somerset

*The house, which is also known as Newton House, was built between 1608 and 1612, on the site of an earlier building, but was extensively altered and enhanced in the 1870s. It was...

17 March 2011

1650 – Longford House, Salisbury, Wiltshire

The inscription reads “the fore front of Longford House which is situate about two miles from the city of New Sarum in the County of Wilts. Repaired and beautified by Henry Hare, Baron...

20 October 2010

1665 – Wooley Grange, Bradford-on-avon, Wiltshire

Perspective View including ground plan published in The Building News, April 13th 1888. Drawn by S.J. Loxton. Now a hotel, Woolley Grange was a family home for almost 400 years before being converted...

30 January 2013

1855 – Church of St. John the Baptist, Bedminster, Somerset

Architect: John Norton Cconsecrated on 30th October 1855, but plans for a spire were never realised. Burnt out on 24th November 1940 when it was hit by an incendiary bomb. Most of the...

29 June 2010

1855 – Orchardleigh Park, Somerset

Architect: T.H. Wyatt Although he worked in partnership for a large part of his career, on his own Wyatt designed Orchardleigh Park, Somerset (1855-8), in a vaguely Jacobean style.

04 January 2013

1859 – Houndiscombe House, Plymouth, Devon

Architect: James Hine Demolished in 1907. “THIS house, situate within the borough of Plymouth, on the North-road has lately been erected for Mr. William Derry, from designs by Mr, James Hine, architect. On...

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