Blackborough, Devon

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Blackborough
Village hall, Blackborough (geograph 2856851).jpg
Village hall, Blackborough
Blackborough is located in Devon
Blackborough
Blackborough
Blackborough shown within Devon
OS grid reference ST0960008825
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CULLOMPTON
Postcode district EX15
Dialling code 01884
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°52′19″N 3°17′10″W / 50.872°N 3.286°W / 50.872; -3.286Coordinates: 50°52′19″N 3°17′10″W / 50.872°N 3.286°W / 50.872; -3.286

Blackborough is a hamlet in the civil parish of Kentisbeare and the Mid Devon district of Devon, England.[1] The nearest town is Cullompton, which lies approximately 4.7 miles (7.6 km) south-west from the hamlet. It is home to Hayne Farm, the Old Smithy, and Blackborough House. There was an Early English style church (All Saints) in the parish which was built in 1838 by George Wyndham, 4th Earl of Egremont who also built Blackborough House.[1] However, in the 1990s it became unsafe and was demolished. The churchyard is still maintained and the ecclesiastical parish and parochial church council still exist.[2]

Blackborough House

Blackborough is home to the Grade II listed building Blackborough House. This was built in 1838 by George Wyndham, 4th Earl of Egremont. Originally designed as an Italianate palace, there were no funds to complete it on this scale, so it was constructed as two smaller, linked buildings.[3] The house was variously used as a school, a religious institution for wayfarers and for training conscientious objectors for relief work[4][5] As of 2016, the house is semi-derelict but has been purchased by a developer who plans to restore it and turn it into an events venue.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Blackborough". Devon County Council. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. ^ "All Saints, Blackborough". A Church Near You. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Buildings at risk for sale - take your pick!". Save Britain's Heritage. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  4. ^ Smith, Stanley (1990). Spiceland Quaker Training Centre, Cups without saucers. York: William Sessions Limited. ISBN 1 85072 064 9.
  5. ^ "Grade-II listed Devon mansion and mill included in dereliction hall of shame". This is Devon.
  6. ^ "The Future of Blackborough House". Blackborough House. Retrieved 17 September 2016.


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