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HER Number:MDV54727
Name:Gardens at Buckland Abbey

Summary

Recreated historic gardens, including a herb garden, yew walk, lawn and shrubbery.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 487 668
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/501/15
  • Tide Project: 10/07/2020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (XVII to XXI - 1601 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Gardens and orchards depicted.

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 227-229 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Devon Gardens Trust, 1995, Buckland Abbey (Worksheet). SDV244930.

Informal gardens with ancient yews. 1 hectare.

Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 59-60 (Monograph). SDV671.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 1999, Buckland Abbey (Un-published). SDV357658.

Abbey garden in parkland. A flight of steps leads to a herb garden in box-edged beds. The general effect is of a noble building in its setting of sloping lawns, surrounded by a rich assembly of exotic shrubs. Specimen trees include two magnolias, a Western Himalayan, Himalayan Pine, Mahonia lomariifolia, Actinidia kolomikta and Eucryphia.

Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 20 (Un-published). SDV170167.

Nicholas Pearson Associates, 2001, Buckland Abbey: Historic Survey and Restoration Plan, App. 2. 22-24 (Report - Survey). SDV241983.

Recreated historic gardens to the north of the tithe barn with a 20th century herb garden to the south. The gardens to the west include a yew walk of circa 1700 and a 19th century lawn and shrubbery.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 2013, Buckland Abbey (Un-published). SDV356173.

The general effect is of a noble building in its setting of sloping lawns, surrounded by a rich assembly of exotic shrubs.

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.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Laid out gardens visible around Buckland Abbey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV170167Un-published: Devon Gardens Trust. 1999. Devon Local Register. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. A4 Stapled + Digital. 20.
SDV241983Report - Survey: Nicholas Pearson Associates. 2001. Buckland Abbey: Historic Survey and Restoration Plan. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound + Digital. App. 2. 22-24.
SDV244930Worksheet: Devon Gardens Trust. 1995. Buckland Abbey. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 227-229.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV356173Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Buckland Abbey. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV357658Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 1999. Buckland Abbey. Devon Register Review. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV358469Article in Serial: Greener, C.. 2013. Garden Women in Devon. The Devon Gardens Trust Journal. 3. A4 Paperback + Digital. 10.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #126523 ]
SDV671Monograph: Gray, T.. 1995. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. Paperback Volume. 59-60.

Associated Monuments

MDV5451Part of: Buckland Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2020 10:14AM