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HER Number:MDV112316
Name:Warleigh House Gardens


Gardens surrounding Warleigh House, including a dovecote, chapel and boathouse.


Grid Reference:SX 457 616
Map Sheet:SX46SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTAMERTON FOLIOT

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, 145 (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. + Richardson, D., 2013, Warleigh House (Un-published). SDV358401.

Polwhele wrote in 1797 that there were ‘growing in the recesses of the front of Warleigh house four myrtles of extraordinary size and beauty, which had stood the brunt of many severe winters without any covering whatever. The loftiest of them was 27 feet high and the wood near the ground measured one foot and half in circumference and was proportionally large all the way up: this was of the broad-leaved sort; the stem of which measured two feet in circumference. Of the four, two were broad-leaved, one small-leaved, as before mentioned, and the other of the double-blossomed kind. Twenty-four faggots of nearly the common size were made of the brush wood and the stems, main branches and the principal parts of the roots were in weight four hundred and fifty-two pounds.’ Stockdale noted that it was ‘a very interesting venerable mansion situated in a romantic dell, heavily wooded.’ Included in the grounds are a brick dovecote, chapel and boathouse. Near the house is a good circular brick dovecote and a large stone barn. Close to the river is a pleasingly quirky little Gothick chapel with castellated gables; a boathouse is tucked in beneath.

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. 145.
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.
SDV358401Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Warleigh House. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV59763Parent of: Garden WallS at Warleigh House (Building)
MDV62454Parent of: Tamerton Foliot, Gothic Boat House near Warleigh House (Building)
MDV5502Parent of: Tamerton Foliot, Warleigh House, Dovecote (Building)
MDV5501Related to: Warleigh House, Tamerton Foliot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 28 2015 9:01AM