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HER Number:MDV64768
Name:Portledge Parkland and Gardens

Summary

Site of former house and formal walled garden at Portledge. The parkland and 18th century garden wall, granary and outbuilding survive.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 394 248
Map Sheet:SS32SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAlwington
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishALWINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS32SE/6/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 690 (Monograph). SDV325629.


Pugsley, S, 1994, Devon Gardens, 129, 131-132 (Monograph). SDV672.


Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 180 (Monograph). SDV671.

An early 18th century drawing by Prideaux shows the house and formal walled garden at 'Portledge'. The parkland and walled garden survive. The 18th century garden wall, granary, outbuilding and mid 18th century sundial are all Listed.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 114 (Un-published). SDV170167.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 69 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.


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, 11 (Article in Serial). SDV358469.


Clark, J., 2013, Portledge (Un-published). SDV358117.

Today, as the visitor approaches Portledge down the long drive, the elevation is little altered. But the enclosing wall has gone, and the drive sweeps on, through where the two beds were, to take the visitor to the grand new porch with its broad terrace in front. Railings now srates farmland from garden and grass has replaced the formal beds. A higher garden, also grass, is surrounded by old walling, part cob, part stone. The parkland and walled kitchen garden survives.

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. 114.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 690.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 69.
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.
SDV358117Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. Portledge. 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. 11.
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. 180.
SDV672Monograph: Pugsley, S. 1994. Devon Gardens. Devon Gardens. Unknown. 129, 131-132.

Associated Monuments

MDV2155Related to: Portledge, Alwington (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2015 3:24PM