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HER Number:MDV54289
Name:Widworthy Park

Summary

Widworthy Court was built in 1830 by G.S.Repton for Sir Edward Marwood Elton, and stands in parkland screened by plantations with rides or walks.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 211 998
Map Sheet:SY29NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWidworthy
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDWORTHY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NW/82/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LANDSCAPE PARK (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

SEE SY29NW/64, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV111784.

Widworthy court is set amid substantial landscape grounds, though these are now much degraded. The 1839 tm shows a very sparse layout with a u-shaped plan house, modest clumps of trees, within a park setting. The 1887-88 os map shows the lodge (subsheet 1) with adjacent substantial walled nursery. The original road and access to the house, which also served as the means of access to the medieval parish church has been removed and realigned to e. This e extension also included the castle hill earthwork (see sy29nw/64).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV111787.

Des=morgan, d. /(1995)/note in pf.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV111788.

Haydon, e. /(nd)18/(journal unknown)/castle hill at widworthy/copy in pf.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV111790.

Gray, t. /the garden history of devon: an illustrated guide to sources/(1995)238.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV111791.

Des=os 6"(1906)71nw.


MORGAN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5462.

It is unclear whether the 1839 tm illustrates the full extent of the repton landscape and the 1887 os map represents a substantial remodelling and enlargement of that layout, or whether simply the 1839 description represents the early phases of the incomplete repton vision (morgan).


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 150 (Un-published). SDV170167.


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


Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 2013, Widworthy Court (Un-published). SDV358367.

Widworthy Court was built in 1830 by G.S.Repton for Sir Edward Marwood Elton in place of the old manor house. The court was “an elegant mansion” in White’s time and stands in parkland screened by plantations with rides/walks. George Repton's original plans, including the landscaping of the grounds, are in the RIBA library.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV111784Migrated Record: SEE SY29NW/64.
SDV111787Migrated Record:
SDV111788Migrated Record:
SDV111790Migrated Record:
SDV111791Migrated Record:
SDV170167Un-published: Devon Gardens Trust. 1999. Devon Local Register. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. A4 Stapled + Digital. 150.
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.
SDV358367Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Widworthy Court. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV5462Migrated Record: MORGAN.

Associated Monuments

MDV118148Parent of: Relict Boundaries or designed landscape features west of Widworthy Court (Monument)
MDV54288Related to: Lower Lodge, Widworthy (Building)
MDV18562Related to: Widworthy Court, Widworthy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 3 2017 3:04PM