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HER Number:MDV54733
Name:Great Fulford Park


Eighteenth century landscaped parkland, including a beech avenue and a lake.


Grid Reference:SX 791 916
Map Sheet:SX79SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDunsford
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNSFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Historic parkland asociated with Great Fulford and prehistoric oval enclosure at Greenlane Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SE/12/8
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294826.

Des=gallant, l. /deer parks/(1986)/manuscript in smr.

GALLANT, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV943.

See subsheet 3 deerpark. Fulford described by prince in 1701 as 'well accommodated with gardens, fishponds, park, etc' (gallant).

Devon Gardens Trust, 1995, Great Fulford (Worksheet). SDV294825.

Private estate with many parkland features.

Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 62 (Un-published). SDV170167.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 1999, Great Fulford (Un-published). SDV357652.

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, Great Fulford (Un-published). SDV357594.

The landscaped grounds include a beech avenue and a lake. Polwhele wrote in 1793 that ‘The house stands on a rising ground near a sheet of water ... it is well accommodated with gardens, fishponds and a park.’ White (1850) wrote ‘a large square mansion, of the Elizabethan age, in a finely wooded park of about 400 acres, stocked with deer, and having a small lake.’
Stockdale described it as 'built on a gentle eminence and surrounded by extensive plantations of 400 acres presenting a variety of the most picturesque scenes imaginable.' The 1905 & 1906 OS show a formal avenue from Tower Lodge to the south, a series of plantations (Langleypark, Coleshill, Berryhead, Poad, Westernwalk, Round & Camsland). To the south and east of the house is Great Fulford Park, bisected by a small copse containing Canal Walk. There is a large lake with a boat house south of the house

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. 62.
SDV294825Worksheet: Devon Gardens Trust. 1995. Great Fulford. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet.
SDV294826Migrated Record:
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.
SDV357594Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Great Fulford. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV357652Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 1999. Great Fulford. Devon Register Review. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV943Migrated Record: GALLANT.

Associated Monuments

MDV37119Parent of: FISHPOND in the Parish of Dunsford (Monument)
MDV69652Parent of: FISHPOND in the Parish of Dunsford, Tedburn St. Mary (Monument)
MDV69653Parent of: FISHPOND in the Parish of Dunsford, Tedburn St. Mary (Monument)
MDV37104Parent of: Linhay, Great Fulford (Building)
MDV8493Parent of: REDOUBT in the Parish of Dunsford (Monument)
MDV18077Parent of: Stables, Great Fulford (Building)
MDV37103Parent of: Tower Lodge, Great Fulford (Building)
MDV37105Parent of: Walls to the Walled Garden north of Great Fulford House. (Building)
MDV8488Related to: Great Fulford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 10 2018 4:03PM