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HER Number:MDV64763
Name:Pinces Gardens

Summary

In 1912 Exeter City Council bought the site of the nursery of Lucombe, Pince & Co, and converted it into a pleasure ground.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 913 912
Map Sheet:SX99SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
DistrictExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishST.THOMAS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SW/340

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

'Pinces Pleasure Ground' shown, with a putting green, croquet lawn, tennis ground and tennis court, bowling green, and an avenue of trees along the southern side, extending to the north-west.


Pugsley, S, 1994, Devon Gardens, 150 (Monograph). SDV672.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 110 (Un-published). SDV170167.

'Pinces Gardens' in Exeter is listed on the Historic Parks and Gardens register.


Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 1999, Pinces Gardens (Un-published). SDV357345.

In 1912 Exeter City Council bought the site of the nursery of Lucombe, Pince & Co, and converted it into a pleasure ground. The 45 yard long pergola of mature wisteria was one of the main features of the nursery in the 1880’s and is still the most impressive feature today. The pergola is a very light construction of metal hoops and is reminiscent of the pleached alleys in Tudor gardens. The simple lodge and pavilions are of traditional design and together with the well kept bowling green and croquet lawn give a satisfying feeling to the pleasure ground.


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


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

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. 110.
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97678 ]
SDV357345Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 1999. Pinces Gardens. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV672Monograph: Pugsley, S. 1994. Devon Gardens. Devon Gardens. Unknown. 150.

Associated Monuments

MDV108310Related to: Exeter Nursery (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 21 2015 10:50AM