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HER Number:MDV111879
Name:Pennsylvania Park Gardens

Summary

The pleasure grounds in front of Pennsylvania Park are partly terraced, stretching down the hillside to Beech Avenue. They were laid out in 1821 and contain many mature parkland trees and shrubs.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 927 942
Map Sheet:SX99SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
DistrictExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SIDWELLS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Map object based on this source.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 108 (Un-published). SDV170167.

Pennsylvania Park is near the brow of the hill to the north of the city and is described by Pevsner as the piece de resistance of Regency Exeter. Built in 1821 and apparently designed by John Brown for Joseph Sparkes, a Quaker banker. The pleasure grounds in front of the terrace were laid out at the same time and are still maintained by the residents association. The grounds are partly terraced, stretching down the hillside to Beech Avenue and contain many mature parkland trees and shrubs.


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, Pennsylvania Park (Un-published). SDV358112.


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. 108.
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.
SDV358112Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. Pennsylvania Park. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV58544Related to: Pennsylvania Park (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 22 2015 8:45AM