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HER Number:MDV105712
Name:Earthworks of Former Hunting Lodge in Tetcott Park


A large structure is depicted on the 1837 Tithe map within the parkland at Tetcott. It is not depicted on later available mapping and is likely to have been removed by the late nineteenth century. It is thought to be the nineteenth century gothic hunting lodge, and substantial earthworks remain.


Grid Reference:SX 333 965
Map Sheet:SX39NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTetcott
Ecclesiastical ParishTETCOTT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Site of Old Tetcott House, 18th century stables listed Grade II and The Wilderness, a 19th century 'pocket' park created from earlier Tudor and 17th century gardens and landscaping

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUNTING LODGE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

A large structure circa 24 by 22 metres is depicted, with a curving trackway to the north-east and three tracks to the west. The building appears to have been on a platform delineated on the south-west and south-east sides by a linear structure, with probable stairway leading to the south.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

No building is depicted in this location.

Knight, S., 2013-2015, Land Management Case Work, 22-April-2014 (Personal Comment). SDV351543.

A substantial earthwork was visible here on a site visit on 22/04/2014. It appears to have been banked on the north and south, and the central platform is slightly sunken suggesting some subsidence. The landowner states that this was the site of the nineteenth century hunting lodge, constructed in gothic style, which burnt down very soon after completion.

Nicholas Pearson Partnership LLP, 2014, TETCOTT WILDERNESS, HIGHER LEVEL STEWARDSHIP MANAGEMENT PLANS, 2014, 18-19 (Report - non-specific). SDV358107.

Quadrangular building platform of the short-lived two-storey hunting lodge built in the late 1830s and mapped in 1837. Provides critical evidence of the pre-1837 landscape. Grazed and good condition excepting some tree planting. Proposals include: Protect archaeology from deliberate ground disturbance & compaction; remove young trees planted on earthworks; monitor to avoid erosion and damage; consider production of a detailed, measured earthwork survey, to inform the early history of the site.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65144 ]
SDV351543Personal Comment: Knight, S.. 2013-2015. Land Management Case Work. 22-April-2014.
SDV358107Report - non-specific: Nicholas Pearson Partnership LLP. 2014. TETCOTT WILDERNESS, HIGHER LEVEL STEWARDSHIP MANAGEMENT PLANS, 2014. Nicholas Pearson Partnership LLP. TET.154. Digital. 18-19.

Associated Monuments

MDV62830Part of: The Wilderness, Tetcott (Monument)
MDV2730Related to: Tetcott House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events


Date Last Edited:Jun 25 2015 4:43PM