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HER Number:MDV64765
Name:Streatham Hall Gardens


Former Italianate terraced gardens to the south and east of Reed Hall, formerly known as Streatham Hall.


Grid Reference:SX 916 940
Map Sheet:SX99SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishST.DAVIDS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SW/341/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22776.

Des=gray,t. /the garden history of devon: an illustrated guide to sources/(1995)189-191.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22777.

Des=pugsley,s. /devon gardens: an historical survey/(1994)15-16,177.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22778.

Cherry, b. + pevsner, n. /the buildings of england: devon/(1989)403-7.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22779.

Ea/archaeological assessment of proposed development sites at streatham & st lukes campus, exeter university/(2000)5,6/ea report 00.74.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV79.

The garden steps at sx91659400 and the garden wall at sx91589392 are grade ii listed features of the italian garden (ea).

Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 117 (Un-published). SDV170167.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 1999, Reed Hall (Un-published). SDV22775.

The impressive Italianate terrace gardens lead to the extensive collection of specimen trees planted by the Robert Veitch nurseries that flourished in Exeter at that time.

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, Reed Hall (Un-published). SDV357695.

The sale particulars of 1903 provide extensive details of the planting of the pleasure grounds. It claimed that ‘the mansion is surrounded by most beautiful pleasure grounds arranged in terraces and including an exquisite Italian garden, with lake and superb conservatory and palm house. There are extensive fruit and vegetable gardens and complete range of glass . . . The Builder and Gardener have manifestly worked hand-in-hand and, under the mellowing effects of time, nature has perfected in her generous way the original design.’ Surviving garden features also include the pinetum and ornamental pond. The Palm House was removed to the Imperial Hotel in Exeter.

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. 117.
SDV22775Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 1999. Reed Hall. Devon Register Review. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV22776Migrated Record:
SDV22777Migrated Record:
SDV22778Migrated Record:
SDV22779Migrated 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.
SDV357695Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Reed Hall. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV79Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV112395Part of: University of Exeter Landscaped Grounds (Park/Garden)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 2 2015 2:48PM