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HER Number:MDV112117
Name:Sand Gardens


Former Elizabethan garden, contracted during farm tenancy of 18th and 19th centuries, then extended during early 20th century and again in the 1970s.


Grid Reference:SY 147 925
Map Sheet:SY19SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 123 (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, Sand (Un-published). SDV358176.

Sand is a small stone Tudor house with Elizabethan(1590) and early 20th century additions and alterations . Owned by the Huyshe family since 1560. 15th century hall house and thatched garden house circa 1600 in the grounds. Elizabethan garden laid out by John Capel but contracted during farm tenancy 1730-1908. Garden extended 1908 by Rowland Huyshe and re-landscaped by Mary Sheldon. Garden further extended by Pat and Margaret Huyshe 1970.

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

Huyshe-Shires, S., 2015, Sand (Website). SDV358178.

Six acres of varied gardens. Mature trees, magnolia, wisteria and many unusual flowering shrubs, natural woodland walks and decorative borders. There is also a long terrace leading from the Elizabethan stone summer house to the Edwardian summer house. The garden is developing and changing all the time, and future projects include the restoration of the traditional kitchen garden, and setting a tranquil water feature into the natural lie of the woodland fringe.
See website for full details.

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. 123.
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. [Mapped feature: #71563 ]
SDV358176Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. Sand. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV358178Website: Huyshe-Shires, S.. 2015. Sand. www.sandsidbury.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV72406Parent of: Summer House, Sand Gardens (Monument)
MDV10761Related to: Sand, Sidbury (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 5 2015 11:02AM