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HER Number:MDV59213
Name:Formal Gardens east of Bradfield House


Formal 19th century walled garden to the east of Bradfield House


Grid Reference:ST 052 099
Map Sheet:ST00NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUffculme
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUFFCULME

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST00NE/4/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WALLED GARDEN (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Anon, 1904, Untitled Source (Article in Serial). SDV340646.

Department of Environment, 1987, Uffculme, 81/8/187 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV57887.

Walled garden including walls and free-standing urns on the east side of Bradfield House. Formally laid out gardens probably by John Hayward in the late 1860's.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 2013, Bradfield (Un-published). SDV356160.

Some of the urns on the walls of the former formal garden east of the house remain, though damaged; the cast iron decorative gate and gate piers remain but with only one urn finial.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

Walled garden including walls and freestanding urns immediately east of Bradfield House. Low walls to walled garden to the east of Bradfield House, including gates and gatepiers to the east, urns and vases set on piers on wall, and freestanding urns placed amongst the formally laid-out garden. Probably designed in the 1860's by John Hayward, the architect commissioned by Sir John Walrond to restore and extend Bradfield House (q.v.). Random rubble limestone wall with ashlar corner and subordinate piers, the former with moulded caps and surmounted by richly ornamented stone vases; some urns survive on the subordinate piers. Gatepiers to east, of square section, one with its vase surviving; the wrought-iron gates, overthrow with arms and crest,double lockrail, and decorated panels. 4 freestanding urns placed within the formerly laid-out early C17 style garden are included in this listing. The garden was much admired by the anonymous author of an article in County Houses and Gardens Old and New, January 1904.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340646Article in Serial: Anon. 1904. Country Houses & Gardens Old & New. Unknown.
SDV356160Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Bradfield. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96356 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV57887List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Uffculme. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 81/8/187.

Associated Monuments

MDV54726Part of: Bradfield House Park and Gardens (Monument)
MDV1423Related to: Bradfield House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 14 2015 12:22PM