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HER Number:MDV64783
Name:Stevenstone House Park

Summary

18th century landscaped park and garden at Stevenstone House with earlier origins

Location

Grid Reference:SS 527 194
Map Sheet:SS51NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Civil ParishSt. Giles in the Wood
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishST.GILES IN THE WOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS51NW/15/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 30NW (Cartographic). SDV335724.

The early 20th century map shows the location of most of the park features listed above and also shows a reservoir to the north of the house, a saw mill to the northwest, kennels to the northeast and several quarries within the grounds.


Unknown, 1976 - 1984, Development Control Consultations (Un-published). SDV346248.

Stevenstone House has several sites of interest ranging from 19th century farm buildings etc to possible Civil War defensive bank.


Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 760 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Several 20th century detached houses are scattered about the grounds of 'Stevenstone' and there are six lodges around the estate including 'Little Silver Cottage'.


Pugsley, S, 1994, Devon Gardens, 140-2 (Monograph). SDV672.


Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 209-10 (Monograph). SDV671.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 137 (Un-published). SDV170167.


Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 1999, Stevenstone (Un-published). SDV340784.

Polwhele wrote in 1806 that the park was well wooded and watered. Sale particulars for the estate in 1909, then of over 6000 acres, mention the "grandly-timbered deer park" of 500 acres, bamboo plantation, ornamental lake with boat house, three fishponds and a series of miniature lakes, pleasure grounds with a pinetum of 60 to 70 varieties of pine and other coniferae, tea pavilion,pergola, several glass-houses, fernery, kitchen garden and five lodges. Surviving features include two 18th century pavilions (a library and an orangery), ha ha, terraces and walled garden. There are 19th century garden walls, lodges, outbuildings, gateways and estate cottages.


Slatcher, D., 2007, Deep Moor IVC: Desk Based Assessment, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV339133.

18th century landscaped park and garden at Stevenstone House with earlier origins. Other details: Appendix.


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. + Richardson, D., 2013, Stevenstone (Un-published). SDV357703.

Parkland to a ruined house.

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. 137.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 760.
SDV335724Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 30NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV339133Report - Assessment: Slatcher, D.. 2007. Deep Moor IVC: Desk Based Assessment. RPS Leeds Report. DLE 1052. Digital. 4.
SDV340784Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 1999. Stevenstone. Devon Register Review. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV346248Un-published: Unknown. 1976 - 1984. Development Control Consultations. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. A4 Unbound.
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.
SDV357703Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Stevenstone. 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. 209-10.
SDV672Monograph: Pugsley, S. 1994. Devon Gardens. Devon Gardens. Unknown. 140-2.

Associated Monuments

MDV11943Parent of: Stevenstone Deer Park (Monument)
MDV58466Parent of: Stevenstone House, Gateway (Building)
MDV58463Parent of: Stevenstone House, Library (Building)
MDV11999Parent of: Stevenstone House, Orangery (Building)
MDV67710Parent of: Stevenstone Park, Diana Statue (Monument)
MDV64346Parent of: Warren, Stevenstone Park (Monument)
MDV64346Related to: Warren, Stevenstone Park (Monument)
MDV44182Related to: Deer Shelter, Stevenstone Deer Park (Building)
MDV34972Related to: Diana Lodge (Monument)
MDV64784Related to: Little Silver Cottage (Monument)
MDV80125Related to: Ride between Stevenstone Park and Kennels (Monument)
MDV58464Related to: Stevenstone House, Garden Walls (Building)
MDV11939Related to: Stevenstone House, St. Giles in the Wood (Building)
MDV58465Related to: Stevenstone House, Terrace Walls (Building)
MDV34955Related to: Stevenstone Park, Quarry (Monument)
MDV34956Related to: Stevenstone Park, Quarry (Monument)
MDV64346Parent of: Warren, Stevenstone Park (Monument)
MDV64346Related to: Warren, Stevenstone Park (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4280 - Deep Moor IVC

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2016 11:43AM