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HER Number:MDV78407
Name:Ha Ha Between Gardens and Parkland at Redhayes


Ha ha located at the southern edge of the lower terrace at Redhayes, consisting of a red brick faced vertical drop of 1.4 metres and a shallow trench with a sloping turfed bank on the opposite side.


Grid Reference:SX 970 934
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPINHOE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HA HA (XIX to Edwardian - 1890 AD to 1906 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Wessex Archaeology, 2010, Redhayes Estate, Exeter, Devon: Building and Landscape Survey, 28-29 (Report - Survey). SDV345160.

The ha ha survives in a good state of repair, with the majority of the brickwork on the south facing wall still intact, defining the southern edge of the lower terrace. It survives to a height of 1.4 metres and drops from the surface level of the terrace to the surviving base of the flanking trench. The wall is faced with red brick arranged with the headers facing outwards in a herringbone design. The opposing face comprises a sloped and turfed bank which forms a trench, designed to afford uninterrupted views of the park from the garden. The surviving bank is shallow and slightly overgrown. At a number of points along its length the ha ha has been encroached by undergrowth. It is likely to have formed part of the original garden landscaping, and is shown on a photograph dating from 1910 with a transparent fence along the top of the wall. Other details: Figure 2; plates 7, 13, 22.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105285 ]
SDV345160Report - Survey: Wessex Archaeology. 2010. Redhayes Estate, Exeter, Devon: Building and Landscape Survey. Wessex Archaeology Report. 73562. A4 Stapled + Digital. 28-29.

Associated Monuments

MDV75961Part of: Gardens at Redhayes House (Monument)
MDV73807Related to: Redhayes, Broadclyst (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4886 - Landscape Survey at Redhayes Estate, Exeter, Devon

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 8:23AM