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HER Number:MDV11999
Name:Stevenstone House, Orangery


19th century orangery in the grounds of Stevenstone House


Grid Reference:SS 526 193
Map Sheet:SS51NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSt. Giles in the Wood
Ecclesiastical ParishST.GILES IN THE WOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS51NW/15/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORANGERY (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Photograph). SDV100.

Other details: Films 346 & 474.

Department of Environment, 1959, Torrington RD Provisional List, 14 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV118.

Garden pavilions in the grounds of Stevenstone House. Circa 1720. Square structures with fluted pilasters and Ionic capitals. Good plasterwork inside.

Unknown, 1976 - 1984, Development Control Consultations (Un-published). SDV346248.

Visited 17th March 1979 by Simon Timms. Victorian glazed roof with ornate cast-iron frame.
Visited 17th July 1980 by Simon Timms. Iron roof has been romoved and repositioned in the grounds. New timber roof on orangery. Other details: Photos 346.

Timms, S. C., 1979, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV339171.

Two buildings to the west of the ruined house have recently been purchased by the Landmark Trust for restoration. They are the library of circa 1680 (Grade II*) and the Orangery (Grade II). The orangery is circa 1720 with a late 19th century glass roof supported on decorated cast iron brackets. It is proposed to replace this roof with a hipped slate roof in keeping with the original 18th century design.

Timms, S. C., 1980, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV650.

Other details: Slides in HER.

Haslam, C., 1988, Untitled Source, 77-79 (Monograph). SDV103.

Department of Environment, 1989, St. Giles in the Wood, 183 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV655.

The Orangery. Formerly listed as second pavilion or Green House at Stevenstone. Former orangery. Circa 1720, railings are circa 1872-3, carefully renovated circa 1980 by the Landmark Trust. The front is Femish bond red brick, the rest is local stone rubble; stone rubble stack with moulded limestone coping; slate roof, formerly glass. Plan: single cell rectangular plan building facing south. Orangery is a tall single storey, 1-room plan building. The glass roof was replaced with slate circa 1980. Exterior: a very attractive 5 window front of very tall round headed sash windows with thick glazing bars, all with rubbed brick flat headed arches with limestone keystones. The centre one lower sash has a panelled base down to ground level and is in fact a doorway. The 2 windows each side have bull-nosed limestone sills. Timber eaves cornice includes a plain modillion frieze. The right (east) end includes a full height window blocked with 20th century brick. Roof is hipped both ends.

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 760 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Pugsley, S, 1994, Devon Gardens, 210 (Monograph). SDV672.

Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 209-210 (Monograph). SDV671.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 1999, Stevenstone (Un-published). SDV340784.

Surviving garden features include two 18th century pavilions (a library and an orangery).

Slatcher, D., 2007, Deep Moor IVC: Desk Based Assessment, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV339133.

Other details: Appendix.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV100Photograph: Photograph (Paper).
SDV103Monograph: Haslam, C.. 1988. The Landmark Handbook. Unknown. 77-79.
SDV118List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1959. Torrington RD Provisional List. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 14.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 760.
SDV339133Report - Assessment: Slatcher, D.. 2007. Deep Moor IVC: Desk Based Assessment. RPS Leeds Report. DLE 1052. Digital. 4.
SDV339171Personal Comment: Timms, S. C.. 1979.
SDV340784Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 1999. Stevenstone. Devon Register Review. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV346248Un-published: Unknown. 1976 - 1984. Development Control Consultations. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. A4 Unbound.
SDV650Personal Comment: Timms, S. C.. 1980.
SDV655List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1989. St. Giles in the Wood. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 183.
SDV671Monograph: Gray, T.. 1995. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. Paperback Volume. 209-210.
SDV672Monograph: Pugsley, S. 1994. Devon Gardens. Devon Gardens. Unknown. 210.

Associated Monuments

MDV64783Part of: Stevenstone House Park (Monument)
MDV58464Related to: Stevenstone House, Garden Walls (Building)
MDV58463Related to: Stevenstone House, Library (Building)
MDV11939Related to: Stevenstone House, St. Giles in the Wood (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4280 - Deep Moor IVC

Date Last Edited:Jan 5 2018 10:39AM