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HER Number:MDV62938
Name:Bickleigh Castle Gardens

Summary

Small ornamental gardens, woodland and former Deer Park.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 934 067
Map Sheet:SS90NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishThorverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHORVERTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bickleigh Castle and gardens

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90NW/1/7
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (Unknown date)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Deer Park' shown.

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 170-172 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 43 (Monograph). SDV671.

Surviving garden features include a water garden.

Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 11 (Un-published). SDV170167.

Bickleigh ‘Castle’. Small ornamental gardens, woodland and former deer park. The old moat is mostly filled in, with the remaining stretch presented as a water garden feature, the small ornamental gardens comprise the moat, lawns, shrubs, and across the lane a tiny cob-walled and thatched chapel, surrounded by lawns and flower beds. Western slopes of the Exe valley are wooded and a Deer Park is shown on Ordnance Survey maps.

Waterhouse, R. E., 2009, Report on Visit to Bickleigh Castle, Bickleigh (Site Visit). SDV359732.

Map evidenceor 19th century formal gardens to front and rear of house.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 2013, Bickleigh Castle (Un-published). SDV356152.

Details of gardens with location, description, evidence and references.

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

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. 11.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 170-172.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97162 ]
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.
SDV356152Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Bickleigh Castle. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV359732Site Visit: Waterhouse, R. E.. 2009. Report on Visit to Bickleigh Castle, Bickleigh. Digital.
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. 43.

Associated Monuments

MDV89471Parent of: Walled Garden, Bickleigh Castle (Building)
MDV1202Related to: Bickleigh Castle, Bickleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7047 - Site Visit, Bickleigh Castle, Bickleigh, Mid Devon

Date Last Edited:Apr 9 2020 4:22PM