History of Devoncourt and the surrounding area.
Devoncourt was built in 1962, in the Mid-Century Modernism of 1960s property design which has since given way to Neomodern, new classical trends, some classics never die. The middle of the 20th century was a changing era for architecture, design, and style. And for 1960s design, this was an exciting time.
The beauty of 60s property design was and is, today, the clean lines and minimalism of the building which can stand alone, in its simplicity and grandeur.
There is a Conservation Order on the building to preserve the 60's look for future generations.
Two grand houses sat on the land on which Devoncourt Stand. remains of which can been seen in the basement. They were badly damaged by the germans on 14th may 1942 during the second world war. The slip way in front of devoncourt was built to allow tanks and armoured vehicles to board landing craft for the 6th June 1944 invasion of Europe. Mulbery harbours were built on the beach, and fast gun boats were deployed from the harbour and breakwater.
2015 the bathroom has be replaced with A modern shower unit
2018 The full cooker has been replaced with a ceramic 50cm cooker
2018 all the balconies were relaced in line with current requlations and the conservation order, keeping the 60's look
see.... 1688 invasion of South Devon.