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HER Number:MDV54830
Name:Hartland Abbey Parkland and Gardens

Summary

Hartland Abbey Estate and Lodges, parkland and lake including informal gardens.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 240 249
Map Sheet:SS22SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22SW/12/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (Post Medieval to XVIII - 1540 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 17SW (Cartographic). SDV5523.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1995, Hartland Abbey (Worksheet). SDV336640.

Hartland Abbey Estate and Lodges, parkland and lake including informal gardens.


Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 19-20 (Monograph). SDV671.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 67 (Un-published). SDV170167.


Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 1999, Hartland Abbey (Un-published). SDV357681.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 67 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.


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, Hartland Abbey (Un-published). SDV357682.

A valley garden is the most recent occupant of this historic site. The formal gardens east and west of the house shown on a survey of 1702 were replaced by lawns in the later eighteenth century. The wooded valley sides have been planted with rhododendrons and the late Sir Dennis Stucley created a camellia garden with bog plants, primulas, etc., by the house. The walled gardens further up the valley are now full of old shrub roses, herbaceous and perennial planting. The walls themselves follow the contours of the valley, giving them an unusual outline. The water garden was planted with the advice of Gertrude Jekyll and, until recently, was hidden by undergrowth. There is a woodland walk to the beach, alongside the Abbey River. The 1906 Ordnance Survey map shows a small deer park and Abbey fish pond immediately to the west.

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. 67.
SDV336640Worksheet: Devon Gardens Trust. 1995. Hartland Abbey. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 67.
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.
SDV357681Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 1999. Hartland Abbey. Devon Register Review. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV357682Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Hartland Abbey. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV5523Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 17SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
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. 19-20.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2015 3:26PM