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HER Number:MDV32500
Name:Castle Hill Park, Filleigh

Summary

Early 18th century landscape park and woodland, altered and restored in the 19th and 20th centuries. While varied and extensive 20th century planting of trees and shrubs has taken place in the grounds the essential layout of the parkland remains as it was in the late 18th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 671 289
Map Sheet:SS62NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFilleigh
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFILLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS62NE/4/14
  • Old Registered Parks and Gardens Ref (I)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LANDSCAPE PARK (XVIII to XX - 1701 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source, 67-68 (Migrated Record). SDV15340.


Unknown, 1934, Untitled Source, 272-277 (Article in Serial). SDV62540.


Unknown, 1934, Untitled Source, 300-305 (Article in Serial). SDV321631.


Unknown, 1938, Untitled Source, 426-430 (Article in Serial). SDV321632.


Synge, P. M., 1977 - 1997, The Gardens of Britain, 31-33 (Monograph). SDV35790.


Harris, J., 1979, The Artist and the Country House, 180-181, 230 (Monograph). SDV62542.


Unknown, 1979, Untitled Source, 18-21 (Article in Serial). SDV321633.


Unknown, 1985, Untitled Source, 102-125 (Article in Serial). SDV62541.


English Heritage, 1987, Castle Hill Park, Devon (Register of Parks and Gardens in England). SDV321630.

Early 18th century landscape park and woodland, c 250ha, including much agricultural land. Extensive woodland. Landscape and garden activity at Castle Hill notable from c 1729 onwards, when lord clinton had an extensive formal and axial system of terraces laid out to south of the house, with a cruiciform canal 1/4km beyond. Modification of this scheme came in 1760 onwards. The cruiciform canal was filled in and transformed into a thin winding series of connected 'lakes' from spa wood. Numerous lesser garden buildings were planned, some built and now destroyed, some not executed. Balustrades, urns, statuary and sphinxes on principal terrace to south of house are mainly 18th century, altered and restored in the 19th and 20th centuries. While varied and extensive 20th century planting of trees and shrubs has taken place in the grounds the essential layout of the parkland remains as it was in the late 18th century.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register (Un-published). SDV170167.

Listed under 'Contemporary Gardens'.


COLVIN + MOGGRIDGE, 2000, Untitled Source (Report - non-specific). SDV62545.

Other details: Fig 4.


English Heritage, 2003, Castle Hill Park, Devon (Register of Parks and Gardens in England). SDV321628.

Upgraded to grade I in 2001.


Devon Gardens Trust, 2013, Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest (Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns). SDV354335.


Greener, C., 2013, Garden Women in Devon, 10 (Article in Serial). SDV358469.

Castle Hill has a long history of employing women gardeners. In the 18th century the garden staff consisted of six women and four men.


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, including a vinery, three peach houses, three greenhouses, a begonia house and a carnation house for the walled gardens at Castle Hill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15340Migrated Record: 67-68.
SDV170167Un-published: Devon Gardens Trust. 1999. Devon Local Register. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV321628Register of Parks and Gardens in England: English Heritage. 2003. Castle Hill Park, Devon. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.
SDV321630Register of Parks and Gardens in England: English Heritage. 1987. Castle Hill Park, Devon. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. A4 Unbound.
SDV321631Article in Serial: Unknown. 1934. Country Life. 300-305.
SDV321632Article in Serial: Unknown. 1938. Country Life. 426-430.
SDV321633Article in Serial: Unknown. 1979. Country Life. 18-21.
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.
SDV35790Monograph: Synge, P. M.. 1977 - 1997. The Gardens of Britain. The Gardens of Britain. 1. Unknown. 31-33.
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.
SDV358469Article in Serial: Greener, C.. 2013. Garden Women in Devon. The Devon Gardens Trust Journal. 3. A4 Paperback + Digital. 10.
SDV62540Article in Serial: Unknown. 1934. Country Life. 272-277.
SDV62541Article in Serial: Unknown. 1985. Garden History. 8.2. 102-125.
SDV62542Monograph: Harris, J.. 1979. The Artist and the Country House. The Artist and the Country House. Unknown. 180-181, 230.
SDV62545Report - non-specific: COLVIN + MOGGRIDGE. 2000. Castle Hill Park Restoration Management Plan: Interim Report (Final).

Associated Monuments

MDV31946Parent of: Meadow Park Lodge, Castle Hill Park (Building)
MDV31930Parent of: Sunrise Temple, Castle Hill (Building)
MDV983Related to: Castle Hill Cross (Building)
MDV20701Related to: Castle Hill Icehouse (Monument)
MDV982Related to: Filleigh House, Castle Hill (Building)
MDV33786Related to: Fishpond in Lower Beer Wood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 30 2019 4:13PM