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HER Number:MDV112122
Name:Stoodleigh Court Park and Gardens


Former parkland and formal gardens at Stoodleigh Court.


Grid Reference:SS 917 185
Map Sheet:SS91NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStoodleigh
Civil ParishWashfield
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOODLEIGH
Ecclesiastical ParishWASHFIELD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Keep, C. + Lovie, J. + Yetman, L., 03/07/07, Visits to Stoodleigh Court, Tiverton (Un-published). SDV358188.

Detailed description of gardens at Stoodleigh Court in 2007. See document for full details.

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

'Stoodleigh Court' shown, with woodland to the north-east and north-west, rectangular kitchen gardens to the south-west, and terraces and parkland to the south. Map object based on this source.

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

Keep, C., 2013, Stoodleigh Court (Un-published). SDV358187.

The original carriage drive is now the minor road from the A396 at Cove. The site is entered from the north down a heavily wooded drive and continues into the north court through a gateway beside an attractive two-storey brick summerhouse. An arch to the west led to the service drive, now cut off to serve the properties to the west, built in the walled gardens. Through a gap in the wall on the east side of the court was a formal parterre style garden, shown in the 1924 sale catalogue, now a car park. The main terraces south of the house are largely unchanged with mature trees beyond each end. The main terrace retains the viewing platforms at both ends and balustraded steps at the east end. Tall yew hedges on the lowest level now partly block the wide views to the south. The walled gardens and gardener's cottage can be viewed from the southern third of the former productive gardens, which is still part of the main site. The magnificent glasshouses described in The Gardener's Chronicle of 22 July 1882 have long gone.

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

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV358187Un-published: Keep, C.. 2013. Stoodleigh Court. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV358188Un-published: Keep, C. + Lovie, J. + Yetman, L.. 03/07/07. Visits to Stoodleigh Court, Tiverton. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV41500Parent of: Court Garden, Stoodleigh Court (Building)
MDV40937Parent of: Garden House and Boundary Walls, Stoodleigh Court (Building)
MDV41499Parent of: Terrace Wall and Steps, Stoodleigh Court (Building)
MDV41498Related to: Stoodleigh Court (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 6 2015 4:00PM