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HER Number:MDV63466
Name:The Garden House

Summary

Garden created since 1945 by Lionel Fortesque, within the walls of part of a medieval monastery. Planted on five levels in compartmental style, with herbaceous borders, trees, unusual shrubs and stone paths.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 496 682
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/520/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV258697.

Gray, t. /the garden history of devon (1995)2.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV3506.

Garden was created by lionel fortescue in mid c20 on 5 levels on the edge of dartmoor. Within the walled garden lies the ruins of c16 tower to a listed vicarage (headsheet). Now owned by fortescue garden trust and open to the public (gray).


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 56 (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, The Garden House (Un-published). SDV357712.

Created since 1945 by Lionel Fortesque (and now owned by a trust of that name) within the walls of part of a medieval monastery and now spread to some 7 acres. Built around a stone tower and walls which recall Sissinghurst and Scotney. Three hectares of mixed planting with lawns and trees. From the tower there is a bird’s eye view of the enclosed garden. Fortesque was a collector and developed the garden on a steep slope on the edge of Dartmoor, planted on five levels in compartmental style, with herbaceous borders, trees, unusual shrubs and stone paths. Views to Cornwall.

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. 56.
SDV258697Migrated Record:
SDV3506Migrated Record:
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.
SDV357712Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. The Garden House. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV114419Related to: Formal Gardens, The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2016 9:45AM