Fowlescombe Manor

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The ruins of the house

Fowlescombe Manor is a ruined country house in Fowlescombe, near Ugborough, Devon. It was built by Thomas Fowell in the centre of the valley in 1537, believed to be on the site of an earlier house for which records go back as far as 1453. Sir Thomas Fowell a member of the kings court, is recorded as being born in Fowlescombe Manor in 1453 implying that there had been a manor on this site previous to this date. The estate was known as Fowelscombe or Vowelscombe and its last owners in the mid 19th century were the King family. It fell into ruin sometime between 1860 and 1880 and has since become an ivy-clad ruin.

Further reading[edit]

  • Lauder, Rosemary (1997). "Fowelscombe". Vanished Houses of South Devon. Bideford: North Devon Books. pp. 115–127. ISBN 0-9528645-9-2. 

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Coordinates: 50°22′53″N 3°50′19″W / 50.38139°N 3.83861°W / 50.38139; -3.83861