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HER Number:MDV45811
Name:Bowling Green, Dartington Hall

Summary

The Bowling Green was formerly a Lawn Tennis Ground to the southwest of the Great Hall at Dartington Hall. In the 17th century, however, the area was a formal garden laid out with a parterre.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 797 626
Map Sheet:SX76SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDARTINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SE/3/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 34872 (part)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWLING GREEN (XVII to XX - 1601 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Area marked as a Lawn Tennis Ground on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Office of Works, 1924, Dartington Hall (Schedule Document). SDV177605.


Currie, C. K., 1991, An Archaeological Evaluation of the Gardens at Dartington Hall, Devon, 4 (Report - Evaluation). SDV177640.

Bowling Green in Dartington Hall gardens. Was once on a lower level. The south revetment wall is of 2 phases. The Bowling Green probably pre-dates the 1920s garden. In 1885 it is referred to as a 'Lawn Tennis Ground'.


Currie, C. K., 1997, Excavations in the Gardens of Dartington Hall, Devon 5th interim report (Report - Interim). SDV159215.

The wall on the east side of the bowling green may have been a contemporary of wall shown on watercolour of circa 1800 on other side of the 'best lawn'. Two features cut into the wall were interpreted as a drainage channel and a possible plant pit.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2002, Ruins and Buried Remains of The Medieval Great House at Dartington Hall (Schedule Document). SDV320266.

A terraced garden 80 metres long and 13 metres wide and known as the Bowling Green forms the south side of the scheduled area at Dartington Hall. Excavations between 1991 and 1999 showed this to have been a formal 17th century garden laid out with a parterre. A water supply was brought in a covered culvert from a spring on the south side of the valley to the late 14th century kitchen on its east side.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV159215Report - Interim: Currie, C. K.. 1997. Excavations in the Gardens of Dartington Hall, Devon 5th interim report. CKC Archaeology. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV177605Schedule Document: Office of Works. 1924. Dartington Hall. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV177640Report - Evaluation: Currie, C. K.. 1991. An Archaeological Evaluation of the Gardens at Dartington Hall, Devon. CKC Archaeology Report. A4 stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV320266Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2002. Ruins and Buried Remains of The Medieval Great House at Dartington Hall. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92605 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8130Part of: Dartington Hall (Building)
MDV8130Related to: Dartington Hall (Building)
MDV32486Part of: Park and Gardens at Dartington Hall, Totnes (Park/Garden)
MDV14384Related to: Dartington Great Hall (Building)
MDV8130Part of: Dartington Hall (Building)
MDV8130Related to: Dartington Hall (Building)
MDV8131Related to: South Court of Dartington Hall (Park/Garden)
MDV14386Related to: Terraced Garden at Dartington Hall (Park/Garden)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4972 - Excavations in the Gardens of Dartington Hall
  • EDV618 - Dartington Hall gadens

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2011 2:55PM