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HER Number:MDV112411
Name:Victorian Glasshouses at Clovelly Court


Some of the best surviving late 19th century glasshouses, in the walled garden at Clovelly Court, consisting of a lean-to range along the north wall and a free-standing range in the centre.


Grid Reference:SS 309 250
Map Sheet:SS32NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClovelly
Ecclesiastical ParishCLOVELLY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GLASSHOUSE (XIX - 1880 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Garrett, C., 2013, The Victorian Glasshouse and the Work of Messenger and Co. in Devon, 37 (Article in Serial). SDV358462.

At least 87 glasshouses by Messenger and Co. were supplied to clients in Devon from the 1860s to the 1920s. Some of the best surviving late 19th century Messenger glasshouses in Devon, if not the UK, are those in the walled garden at Clovelly Court. These consist of a lean-to range (circa 1880s) and a single span house (circa 1900), which have been beautifully restored and returned to their original use to grow vines, peaches and tomatoes and over-winter tender plants. They are a rare survival of a dwindling building type.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #71809 ]
SDV358462Article in Serial: Garrett, C.. 2013. The Victorian Glasshouse and the Work of Messenger and Co. in Devon. The Devon Gardens Trust Journal. 3. A4 Paperback + Digital. 37.

Associated Monuments

MDV63446Part of: Clovelly Court Parkland and Gardens (Monument)
MDV63553Related to: Walls enclosing Kitchen Gardens, with Gazebo and Cottage, Clovelly Court (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 3 2015 12:46PM