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HER Number:MDV56292
Name:Eggesford Gardens

Summary

Eggesford Gardens were laid out in the early 18th century, and included woods, plantations and a walled kitchen garden. Exact extent not known.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 685 110
Map Sheet:SS61SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEggesford
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishEGGESFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS61SE/104

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 393 (Monograph). SDV17562.


Gallant, L., 1986, Deer Parks and Paddocks of England (Un-published). SDV656.


Axe, M. + Chapman, L. + Miller, S., 1995, The Lost Houses of Eggesford (Unknown). SDV338846.

Eggesford Gardens. Now a garden centre. The walled garden is recorded here on a number of maps: 1805(?), 1827 and 1842. There remains the possibility that one of the earlier phases of Eggesford House was here also.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 46 (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, Eggesford House (Un-published). SDV357040.

In 1806 Polwhele wrote that Eggesford House was ‘built about the year 1718 of brick, much increased and improved by the present possessor who has also laid out the grounds about it with much elegance and taste under the direction of the late Mr Richmond; woods well interspersed, considerable plantations and the river Taw contributing much to enrich and beautify the scene.’
The sale particulars of 1913 particularly noted the walled kitchen gardens of three acres while that of 1914 noted the mile-long drive and that the walks were noted for the specimen trees. The Parkland survives. Within the former grounds are a nursery and garden.

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. 46.
SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 393.
SDV338846Unknown: Axe, M. + Chapman, L. + Miller, S.. 1995. The Lost Houses of Eggesford. Unknown.
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.
SDV357040Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Eggesford House. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV656Un-published: Gallant, L.. 1986. Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Manuscript.

Associated Monuments

MDV12002Related to: Eggesford House, Wembworthy (Building)
MDV12003Related to: The Former Eggesford House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 5 2015 3:13PM