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HER Number:MDV111604
Name:Maristow Park


Landscaped park overlooking the Tavy estuary, described in the late 18th century as an extensive and finely wooded desmesne. Full extent not known.


Grid Reference:SX 473 645
Map Sheet:SX46SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTAMERTON FOLIOT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LANDSCAPE PARK (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Maristow Park' shown. Map object based on this source.

Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 96 (Un-published). SDV170167.

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

Greener, C., 2013, Garden Women in Devon, 10 (Article in Serial). SDV358469.

Clark, J., 2013, Maristow House (Un-published). SDV358102.

White noted in 1850 that it ‘is delightfully seated on the east bank of the Tavy . . . The mansion has tasteful and well wooded grounds . . . It was visited twice by George III, Queen Charlotte, and three of the Princesses, during their sojurn at Saltram, in 1789, and they were delighted with the romantic scenery of the grounds and woods.’ Stockdale described it as ‘an extensive & finely wooded demesne ... although the mansion is not remarkable for architectural embellishments, it is distinguished as one of the most delightful in the county.’ There is an Italian style garden to the south.

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

Map object based on this source. Full extent of parkland not known.

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. 96.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV358102Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. Maristow House. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV358469Article in Serial: Greener, C.. 2013. Garden Women in Devon. The Devon Gardens Trust Journal. 3. A4 Paperback + Digital. 10.

Associated Monuments

MDV4050Part of: Maristow (Building)
MDV121325Related to: Socket stone at Maristow House, Bickleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 14 2018 11:27AM