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HER Number:MDV111819
Name:Membland Hall Parkland and Gardens


Remains of Victorian estate at Membland.


Grid Reference:SX 568 479
Map Sheet:SX54NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolbeton
Civil ParishNewton and Noss
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLBETON
Ecclesiastical ParishNEWTON FERRERS
Ecclesiastical ParishREVELSTOKE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Membland Hall Parkland and Gardens. Victorian landscaped park including cropmarks of a medieval enclosure, a quarry pit of probable post-medieval date and World War One slit trenches and earthwork remains of a catch meadow of probable post medieval date

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LANDSCAPE PARK (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Membland Hall shown surrounded by parkland and woodland, with walled garden, glasshouses and other buildings to the north-west. Map object based on this source (full extent not known).

Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 98 (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.

Clark, J., 2013, Membland (Un-published). SDV358108.

Membland Hall was demolished, but the kitchen garden walls and various buildings remain as
an impressive reminder of the self-sufficiency of the large Victorian estate. Sale particulars of 1912 noted that the pleasure grounds and gardens were of ’diversified character’. The features included terraced lawns, timbered park, rustic summer-houses, bowling green, cricket ground with ornamental pavilion, two walled fruit and vegetable gardens and a range of glass houses. Many of the impressive range of Victorian outbuildings survive as does a summer-house and the kitchen garden walls. See document for full details.

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

Map object based on this source.

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. 98.
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.
SDV358108Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. Membland. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV109281Parent of: Cricket Pavilion, southeast of Membland Hall (Building)
MDV39129Parent of: Eastern Lodge, Membland Estate (Building)
MDV39122Parent of: Forge and Stable Range, Membland (Building)
MDV39125Parent of: Former Gas Works at Membland (Building)
MDV39121Parent of: Garden Wall (Building)
MDV39127Parent of: Liswell Meadow House (Building)
MDV39126Parent of: Lone Pine House, Revelstoke Estate (Building)
MDV39123Parent of: Membland Garden Cottage (Building)
MDV39124Parent of: Membland Villa (Building)
MDV39120Parent of: Mews Cottage, Former Stables (Building)
MDV39128Parent of: Pool Mill Lodge (Building)
MDV109282Parent of: Reservoir, southeast of Membland (Monument)
MDV1746Related to: Membland Hall (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 21 2015 12:22PM