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HER Number:MDV32488
Name:Sharpham Park, south-east of Totnes

Summary

18th century landscaped park at Sharpham House.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 821 585
Map Sheet:SX85NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshprington
Civil ParishBerry Pomeroy
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishASHPRINGTON
Ecclesiastical ParishBERRY POMEROY
Ecclesiastical ParishTOTNES

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85NW/9/1
  • Old Registered Parks and Gardens Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARK (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Various, 1933 - 1972, Country Life, 952-955, 1014-1017 (Article in Serial). SDV159207.

Dated 17/04/1967, Dated 24/04/1969.


Pevsner, N., 1952, The Buildings of England: South Devon, 256-257 (Monograph). SDV336217.


Stroud, D., 1975, Capability Brown, 238 (Monograph). SDV337180.


Department of Environment, 1987, Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England (Devon) (Register of Parks and Gardens in England). SDV350606.

Sharpham House has an 18th century landscape park and woodland, at most extensive circa 60 hectares. Some parkland is now returned to agriculture. One approach drive from southwest and another, now a track from northwest. Scattered areas of woodland. Open parkland with scattered mature trees, some parkland returned to agriculture. Exceptional views. Sculpture by Henry Moore circa 50 metres to northeast of house, with mature trees beyond, extending for circa 300 metres westwards. Walled kitchen garden. Octagonal summerhouse, circa 1770. Though details of the landscape at Sharpham are uncertain, the influence of Capability Brown is apparent in the disposition of lawn, ha-ha, open ground and woodland round the house, which has remained without significant change since the late 18th century (see the 1 inch Ordnance Survey map of 1809).


Department of Environment, 2003, Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England (Devon) (Register of Parks and Gardens in England). SDV314512.

Sharpham House has an 18th century landscape park and woodland, at most extensive circa 60 hectares. Some parkland is now returned to agriculture. One approach drive from southwest and another, now a track from northwest. Scattered areas of woodland. Open parkland with scattered mature trees, some parkland returned to agriculture. Exceptional views. Sculpture by Henry Moore circa 50 metres to northeast of house, with mature trees beyond, extending for circa 300 metres westwards. Walled kitchen garden. Octagonal summerhouse, circa 1770. Though details of the landscape at Sharpham are uncertain, the influence of Capability Brown is apparent in the disposition of lawn, ha-ha, open ground and woodland round the house, which has remained without significant change since the late 18th century (see the 1 inch Ordnance Survey map of 1809).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV159207Article in Serial: Various. 1933 - 1972. Country Life. Country Life. Various. Unknown. 952-955, 1014-1017.
SDV314512Register of Parks and Gardens in England: Department of Environment. 2003. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England (Devon). Historic Houses Register: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic. Unknown.
SDV336217Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1952. The Buildings of England: South Devon. The Buildings of England: South Devon. Paperback Volume. 256-257.
SDV337180Monograph: Stroud, D.. 1975. Capability Brown. Capability Brown. Unknown. 238.
SDV350606Register of Parks and Gardens in England: Department of Environment. 1987. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England (Devon). Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 7 2019 3:48PM