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HER Number:MDV109896
Name:Gardens at The Knowle, Sidmouth


Remains of 19th century gardens and parkland surrounding Knowle House.


Grid Reference:SY 120 879
Map Sheet:SY18NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 85 (Un-published). SDV170167.

Devon Gardens Trust, 2013, Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest, 80 (Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns). SDV354335.

Clark, J., 2013, The Knowle (Un-published). SDV357878.

The Knowle was once one of the most famous houses in Sidmouth but massive rebuilding and conversion in 1882 into a hotel diminished its architectural qualities, leaving little of its early features. The C20 office building for East Devon District Council is rather nondescript and the council car parks are an intrusion into the parkland landscape. A substantial area of the original parkland remains, containing some magnificent trees particular specimens of cedar, Wellingtonia and Monterey pine. The
parkland of The Knowle forms part of the attractive approach to Sidmouth, providing an important contribution to the overall historic character and landscape of the town. The original Lodge still marks the entrance to The Knowle and some garden structures - the Gothic arch, the footings of the grotto and the flint Gothic summer house survive in the gardens of the C20 houses in Knowle Drive.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV170167Un-published: Devon Gardens Trust. 1999. Devon Local Register. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. A4 Stapled + Digital. 85.
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. 80.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #69362 ]
SDV357878Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. The Knowle. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV83280Related to: Former East Devon District Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 16 2019 1:15PM