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HER Number:MDV27591
Name:Garden Wall and Gateway, Bovey House


Forecourt garden walls and gateway, 16th or 17th century. The front wall has a central moulded round arched gateway surmounted by lions and shields.


Grid Reference:SY 208 903
Map Sheet:SY29SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBeer
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBEER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29SW/156/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 87727

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN WALL (XVI to XVII - 1501 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1984, 62: Part of East Devon, 14 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV326854.

Front Garden Boundary Wall and Gateway immediately east of Bovey House. Forecourt garden walls and gateway. Circa C16/17. Ashlar west front wall with central moulded round arched gateway surmounted by lions and shields. Flint rubble wall on south side of forecourt garden and ashlar wall on north side with modern summerhouse incorporating two stone statues. In the north-east corner a lead cistern with date 1674 and initials ATS. At the centre of forecourt a sundial dated 1630 remounted on a low stone pedestal.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 2013, Bovey House (Un-published). SDV356155.

Surviving garden features include forecourt garden walls and gateway, circa 1600, and a modern summer-house with two medieval statues of a king and a bishop.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV326854List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1984. 62: Part of East Devon. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 14.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85798 ]
SDV356155Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Bovey House. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV62945Part of: Bovey House Gardens (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 4 2014 3:16PM