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HER Number:MDV106025
Name:Courtenay Park, Newton Abbot

Summary

The Park was created by and named after William Courtenay, Earl of Devon, in 1854. It was originally enclosed by iron railings and had ornate gates at the entrances.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 866 711
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PUBLIC PARK (Created, XIX - 1854 AD to 1854 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'Courtenay Park' shown.


Devon County Council, 1975, Newton Abbot Town Trails, 59 (Article in Monograph). SDV352459.


English Heritage, 2008, Courtenay Park, Newton Abbot, Teignbridge, Devon (Correspondence). SDV354336.

Letter concerning English Heritage's decision not to add Courtenay Park to the Register of Parks and Gardens, as it is not of sufficient special architectural or historic interest to merit inclusion. Although it is an interesting mid 19th century park forming an essential landsape setting next to a crescent of Grade II listed villas it lacks design quality in the national context. It is not associated with a nationally important landscape architect nor does it contain any designated assets. However, the park remains of local significance as confirmed by its inclusion with a conservation area.


Devon Gardens Trust, 2013, Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest (Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns). SDV354335.


Teignbridge District Council, 2014, Courtenay Park, Newton Abbot (Website). SDV356216.

The Park was created by and named after William Courtenay, Earl of Devon, in 1854. It was originally enclosed by iron railings and had ornate gates at the entrances but these were all removed at the onset of the Second World War to provide material for the construction of armaments. The Park is on a gently sloping site with seven, level pedestrian access points all spaced around the perimeter. The entrances are linked via hard surfaced paths.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV352459Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Newton Abbot Town Trails. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 59.
SDV354335Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns: Devon Gardens Trust. 2013. Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest. Historic Parks and Gardens - Register and Local List. Digital.
SDV354336Correspondence: English Heritage. 2008. Courtenay Park, Newton Abbot, Teignbridge, Devon. Letter and Adviser's Report. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65451 ]
SDV356216Website: Teignbridge District Council. 2014. Courtenay Park, Newton Abbot. www.teignbridge.gov.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV52565Parent of: Fish Pond in Courtenay Park, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 10 2014 10:36AM