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HER Number:MDV64760
Name:Marwood Hill Gardens

Summary

A plantsmans garden created in the mid 20th century, on a steeply sloping site exposed to cold sea winds, Marwood contains a vast collection of plants from all over the world.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 544 374
Map Sheet:SS53NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarwood
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53NW/138/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV66635.

Des=pugsley,s. /devon gardens: an historical survey/(1994)18,179.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 97 (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., 2013, Marwood Hill (Un-published). SDV357920.

Plantsmans garden of great merit created by Dr. Smart since 1949 on an unpropitious site steeply sloping and exposed to cold sea winds. Marwood contains a vast collection of plants from all over the world. The stream which flows through the garden has been dammed to give three broad ponds and a stretch of bog with a wide range of water loving plants. The hillside quarry contains a rock garden. The garden is full of good specimens camellias which make a large collection of fine trees and shrubs, all clearly labelled. There are generous plantings along the stream, and a splendid display in the spring together with drifts of bulbs, flowering trees and rhododendrons.


Stout, P., 2015, Marwood Hill Gardens (Website). SDV357921.

A brief history of the gardens, from their creation during the 1950s through to the 1980s.


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

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. 97.
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.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped features: #41735 ; #97677 ]
SDV357920Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. Marwood Hill. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV357921Website: Stout, P.. 2015. Marwood Hill Gardens. www. marwoodhillgarden.co.uk.
SDV66635Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2015 2:55PM