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HER Number:MDV64766
Name:Nutwell Park

Summary

Park at Nutwell Court remodelled by Sir Francis Drake in the 1750's

Location

Grid Reference:SX 988 851
Map Sheet:SX98NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98NE/5/3
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARK (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV103673.

Des=pugsley,s. /devon gardens: an historical survey/(1994)29-32.

Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 165-66 (Monograph). SDV671.

Sir Francis Drake remodelled the building and extensive grounds at Nutwell Court in the 1750s. The ornamental pond and parkland survives.

Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 104 (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.

Greener, C., 2013, Garden Women in Devon, 10 (Article in Serial). SDV358469.

Clark, J., 2013, Nutwell Court (Un-published). SDV358021.

The garden at Nutwell Court was an enterprise of great interest to Sir Francis Henry Drake, although resident in either London or Hampshire for most of the year. Drake was greatly concerned with a large variety of plants - fig trees in 1752, cedars in 1754, and laurels and evergreen oaks in 1755. By 1756 he had grape vines, a raspberry tree, a strawberry tree, a weeping willow, plane trees, cypresses, Newfoundland firs, larch trees, and a cistus. Further planting followed with black poplars, apricot trees, orange trees, Weymouth pines, myrtle and Scotch pines. The growing of fruit trees featured prominently.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV103673Migrated Record:
SDV170167Un-published: Devon Gardens Trust. 1999. Devon Local Register. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. A4 Stapled + Digital. 104.
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.
SDV358021Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. Nutwell Court. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV358469Article in Serial: Greener, C.. 2013. Garden Women in Devon. The Devon Gardens Trust Journal. 3. A4 Paperback + Digital. 10.
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. 165-66.

Associated Monuments

MDV79527Related to: Former Indoor Riding School, Nutwell Park (Building)
MDV79526Related to: Gates, Gate Piers and Quadrant Walls, Nutwell Park (Building)
MDV9934Related to: Nutwell Court, Woodbury (Building)
MDV79525Related to: South Lodge, Nutwell Park (Building)
MDV79524Related to: The Belvedere, Nutwell Court (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 9 2019 3:09PM