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HER Number:MDV54841
Name:Moreton House Gardens, Bideford

Summary

Gardens, including a walled garden and a water garden, set in parkland.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 435 262
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NW/95/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Moreton House. Walled garden and formal gardens, water garden. Set in parkland.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1995, Moreton House (Worksheet). SDV356676.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 102 (Un-published). SDV170167.


Exeter Archaeology, 2006, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed College Sites in Bideford, 6-7 (Report - Assessment). SDV336652.

Moreton House is shown on the Tithe map, circa 1841. The two main fields to the north east and south east of the house were called North Lawn and South Lawn respectively suggesting recreational rather than agricultural use.


Exeter Archaeology, 2007, Archaeological Assessment of Land at Grenville College (Moreton House), Bideford, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV338362.


Unknown, 2009, Bideford Buzz October 2009 Edition Pages 1 to 3 (Pamphlet). SDV360530.

The orginal gardens were created in the early 1800s and the House renamed Moreton.

Leading up to WW2, the locals were given employment in order to redevelop the gardens and ponds including the former walled garden.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.


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


Clark, J., 2013, Grenville College (formerly Moreton House) (Un-published). SDV357714.

Country estate and school grounds, now part of Grenville College. The formal gardens and pleasure grounds are much adapted although the most important areas survive: walled gardens with rose pergolas, remnants of statuary, formal beds with some tender plants, and interesting fish ponds which were being restored in 1991.

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. 102.
SDV336640Worksheet: Devon Gardens Trust. 1995. Hartland Abbey. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV336652Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2006. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed College Sites in Bideford. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.30. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6-7.
SDV338362Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of Land at Grenville College (Moreton House), Bideford. Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.22. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94986 ]
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.
SDV356676Worksheet: Devon Gardens Trust. 1995. Moreton House. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV357714Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. Grenville College (formerly Moreton House). Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV360530Pamphlet: Unknown. 2009. Bideford Buzz October 2009 Edition Pages 1 to 3. Unknown. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV33965Parent of: Fishponds, Moreton Park (Monument)
MDV72779Related to: Bideford, Moreton Park, Pond (Monument)
MDV73890Related to: Building in the grounds of Moreton House, Bideford (Monument)
MDV72764Related to: First Moreton Lodge, Moreton Drive, Bideford (Monument)
MDV11727Related to: Moreton House, Bideford (Building)
MDV73891Related to: Moreton Lodge, Bideford (Monument)
MDV72765Related to: Stable Block, Moreton House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4046 - Archaeological Assessment of Proposed College Sites in Bideford
  • EDV4274 - Archaeological Assessment at Grenville College

Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2017 10:26AM