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HER Number:MDV63999
Name:Halsdon House Park and Gardens

Summary

Pleasure grounds and gardens of Halsdon House.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 557 127
Map Sheet:SS51SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDolton
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishDOLTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS51SE/27/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 41NE (Cartographic). SDV2645.


Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 118-119 (Monograph). SDV671.

1903 sale particulars mention 'woodland walks + the pleasure grounds and gardens + timbered park-like lands surrounding Halsdon House. Old turf lawns, tennis court, shrubberies and walks. Specimen conifers, rhododendrons, flowering shrubs including many rare specimens'.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 65 (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, Halsdon House (Un-published). SDV357717.

Sale particulars of 1903 mentioned the woodland walks through beautiful hanging woods along the Torridge valley and the pleasure grounds and gardens and timbered-park-like lands surrounding the house…old turf lawns, shrubbery’s and walls with rose arches and parterres, the whole being finely timbered with grand specimen conifers, fine growths of rhododendrons and flowering shrubs etc. including many rare specimens. The house is surrounded by woodland with walks/rides and has a pheasantry.

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. 65.
SDV2645Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 41NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
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.
SDV357717Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Halsdon House. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. 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. 118-119.

Associated Monuments

MDV11974Related to: Dolton, Halsdon House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 21 2015 4:25PM