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HER Number:MDV67429
Name:The north walled garden at Greenway House, Galmpton

Summary

The northern most of two walled gardens to the north of Greenway House, laid out between 1791 and 1839, and containing greenhouses, cold frame, potting shed, water tanks and well head. The potting shed, a lean-to building against the south wall contained the stoves for heating the vinery on the other side of the wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 872 548
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingswear
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCHURSTON FERRERS

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/12/13
  • Old Registered Parks and Gardens Ref (II): 5281

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1791 AD to 1839 AD (Between))

Full description

Dyer, M. J., 2002, Greenway, Galmpton: Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey: Part 1, 19, fig 5 (Report - Survey). SDV169254.

Dyer, M. J., 2002, Greenway, Galmpton: Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey: Part 2, 31, 61-72 (Report - Survey). SDV169255.

One of five walled gardens around Greenway House which were set out between 1791 and 1839. The garden has brick walls with the shared south wall being stone faced. There are round-headed arched gateways at the southwest and northeast corners. The garden is shown on the 1839 Tithe Map. Features within the garden existed by 1890 and included a cold frame at the west end of the garden, two water tanks and a lean-to shed adjacent to the south wall, three greenhouses and a well head of mortared stone rubble.

English Heritage, 2004, Greenway, Devon (Register of Parks and Gardens in England). SDV346363.

The kitchen garden is situated circa 20 metres north of the house and comprises a brick-and-stone-walled enclosure which is divided into two compartments of unequal area by a wall extending from east to west. The smaller, northern compartment is laid out with a central freestanding glasshouse of mid 19th century origin with a further early 20th century glasshouse to the east. A late 19th century peach house against the north wall retains its semicircular metal framework on which the peaches were trained. To the east of the glasshouses are a number of mature fig trees. Other details: 5281.

Dyer, M. J., 2011, Building Recording and Archaeological Evaluation of the Vinery, Greenway, Galmpton, Devon (Report - Evaluation). SDV347911.

The walled gardens appear to have been created between 1791 and 1839. An estate map of 1791 depicts walled gardens in a different location, although it could be inaccurate. The 1839 Tithe Map shows them in their current location.
The north walled garden is referred to as 'the small walled garden' in a sale catalogue of 1882 with a newly erected orchard house.
Against the south wall of the garden is the Potting Shed, a narrow lean-to stone building, which contained the stoves for the heating system and a water tank for irrigation for The Vinery, built against the opposite, south side of the wall.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169254Report - Survey: Dyer, M. J.. 2002. Greenway, Galmpton: Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey: Part 1. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.48. A4 Bound. 19, fig 5.
SDV169255Report - Survey: Dyer, M. J.. 2002. Greenway, Galmpton: Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey: Part 2. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.48. A4 Stapled + Digital. 31, 61-72.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #98455 ]
SDV346363Register of Parks and Gardens in England: English Heritage. 2004. Greenway, Devon. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV347911Report - Evaluation: Dyer, M. J.. 2011. Building Recording and Archaeological Evaluation of the Vinery, Greenway, Galmpton, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 11.05. A4 Grip Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV79292Part of: Park and Garden at Greenway House, Kingswear (Monument)
MDV67428Part of: The south walled garden at Greenway, Galmpton (Monument)
MDV67430Related to: Gardeners Bothy, Greenway, Galmpton (Monument)
MDV8526Related to: Greenway House, Galmpton (Building)
MDV65776Related to: The Camellia Garden, Greenway, Galmpton (Monument)
MDV67426Related to: The Fountain Garden, Greenway, Galmpton (Monument)
MDV67427Related to: The Tennis Court Garden, Greenway, Galmpton (Monument)
MDV127862Related to: The Vinery at Greenway, Galmpton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4111 - Greenway, Galmpton, Devon. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2020 11:08AM