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HER Number:MDV112247
Name:The Grange Park and Gardens


Parkland and gardens surrounding the Grange, including flower gardens, a walled kitchen garden ponds and stream with a rustic bridge.


Grid Reference:ST 089 043
Map Sheet:ST00SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroadhembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADHEMBURY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: The Grange. Late Elizabethan house built on the site of the granary of Dunkeswell Abbey and surrounding historic parkland marked on Nineteenth Century Mapping

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LANDSCAPE PARK (XVII to XX - 1700 AD to 2000 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, 60 (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, 13 (Article in Serial). SDV358469.

In 1914 Miss Smith worked at the Grange as the first lady head gardener in Devon.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 2013, The Grange (Un-published). SDV358313.

In 1793 Polwhele wrote that ‘avenues of fir trees and birch of an ancient and venerable appearence and fish-ponds supplied by the rivulet surround the house.’ Stockdale described it as ‘an ancient mansion delightfully situated & surrounded by extensive plantations . . . on the death of Francis Rose Drewe esq .descended to his nephew—considerable improvements have however been effected, especially in the grounds & which are rendered highly picturesque by a rivulet flowing through them.’ The sale particulars of 1903 noted that ‘. . . the pleasure gardens and grounds surround the mansion on the south, east and west. They are well planted with ornamental trees and shrubs, including some very fine old Fir, Cedar, Beech and Tulip trees, and matured rhododendron bushes, and command good views. On the south and west are tennis and other lawns merging into the well-timbered grounds, through which run the River Tale, crossed by a rustic bridge and forming a most attractive feature in the prospect. On the east are a flower garden, laid out in geometrical beds with terraced border; a large rose garden, and a handsome glass building comprising a lofty orange house measuring 30ft 6in. by I4ft 9in. with a vinery on either side, each measuring 33ft 6in. by14ft 9in. the whole building being heated by means of hot water pipes fed by a furnace and boiler in the rear ... commanding an uninterrupted prospect of the Black Down hills . . . The kitchen gardens which are situated in the rear of the mansion, are shut off by a high brick wall flanked by trees and comprise a well-stocked vegetable and fruit garden, enclosed on all sides, containing a lean-to peach house, 66ft long….. and a fully planted back garden… with heated greenhouse.’

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. 60.
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.
SDV358313Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. The Grange. 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. 13.

Associated Monuments

MDV83537Parent of: Bridge on the drive to Grange (Building)
MDV83544Parent of: Carriage House and Walls to the Walled Garden North of the Grange (Building)
MDV118487Parent of: Orchards north-east of The Grange, Broadhembury parish (Monument)
MDV1451Related to: The Grange, Broadhembury (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2019 11:30AM