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Duryard Lodge, Exeter

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formerly known also as Mount Stamp. Later the site for Streatham Hall, Exeter.

Ca.1780s John Zephaniah Howell, Governor of Calcutta, returned to England in 1760 and at some time took up residence in Duryard at "a house popularly known as Mount Stamp", having been built by an officer of excise.[1]

1797 To be sold or let. Duryard Lodge called Mount Stamp and 25 acres now rented by Lewis Knight. About a mile from Exeter and commanding a view of the river Exe and the sea.[2]

1803 Mount Stamp, the seat of William Gossip.[3]

1806 William Adams, Mount Stamp, near Exeter.[4]

1806 Died. William Maxwell Adams at his house Mount Stamp, near Exeter.[5]

1806 To be let. Duryard Lodge otherwise Mount Stamp commanding an extensive view of the river to Exmouth and the sea, with about 25 acres.[6]

1807 John William Williams of Duryard Lodge.[7]

1816 John William Williams of Duryard Lodge laid the first stone in the re-building of St. David's Church.[8]

1823 To be let. Detailed description.[9]

1835 To be sold. 'DURYARD LODGE, on the new North road, within one mile of the City of Exeter, with its Plantations, Gardens, Stables, and Offices, and 29A. 1R. 16P. of Land, of which about 11 acres are held for a term of more than 900 years unexpired; the remainder is Freehold. The house comprises a substantial stone and brick built Family Residence, commanding extensive views of the richly varied scenery of the valley of the Exe, is in thorough repair, and contains on the basement, large kitchen, scullery and dairy, storeroom, pantry, larder, and wine cellars. The ground floor consists of dining parlour, 25 feet by 18, day room for children, 18 feet by 16 feet, breakfast parlour, 16 feet by 16, library, 16 feet by 15, with man servant’s room, and water closet; on the first floor are drawing room, 25ft feet by 18, and 3 best bed-rooms, each 16 feet by 16 feet, with a good dressing-room; on the second floor a nursery or bed-room, 25 feet by 18, another good bed-room, 2 servants’ bed-rooms, each 16 feet by 16, and lumber room in the attic. Detached are 2 coach-houses, and stabling for 5 horses, with all suitable outbuildings and offices. There are also large gardens, with hothouse and greenhouse. The purchaser may select any part of the Furniture at a valuation, and have immediate possession. An excellent carriage drive, recently formed, leads from the new North Road through the Grounds to the House, and another road into the very centre of the City is already in progress.'[10]

1841 Mount Stamp, Exeter. Resident was Samuel Kingdon with his wife and sons.[11]

1845 Samuel Kingdon of Duryard Lodge.[12]

1848 Samuel Kingdon, Esq. Duryard-lodge, Exeter.[13]

1851 Samuel Kingdon, Duryard Lodge, Exeter.[14]

1861 Living at Duryard, Cowley Road, Exeter: Sarah Kingdon (age 78 born Sheffield), Landed Proprietor and Widow.[15]

1865 October 12th. Death of Sarah Kingdon of Duryard Lodge, Exeter.

1865 December. For sale. 'DURYARD LODGE, EXETER. THIS excellent FAMILY MANSION, with large Walled Gardens and Pleasant Grounds, sheltered from the east, and commanding extensive views of Exmouth, Haldon, &c., will be offered for Public SALE early in the ensuing Spring, if not previously disposed of by Private Contract. The House stands near the bead of the Estate, which contains about forty-five acres of excellent Land in a ring fence, with ornamental Timber, within a mile of the City of Exeter'.[16]

1867 The house was demolished and replaced by Streatham Hall, Exeter

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Sources of Information

  1. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Monday 29 October 1877
  2. Sherborne Mercury - Monday 30 October 1797
  3. Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 27 October 1803
  4. Royal Cornwall Gazette - Saturday 11 October 1806
  5. Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 09 October 1806
  6. Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 25 December 1806
  7. Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 03 December 1807
  8. Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 06 June 1816
  9. Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 09 October 1823
  10. Dorset County Chronicle - Thursday 27 August 1835
  11. 1841 Census
  12. Wiltshire Independent - Thursday 18 December 1845
  13. Bristol Mercury - Saturday 11 November 1848
  14. 1851 Census
  15. 1861 Census
  16. Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday 20 December 1865