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HER Number:MDV80749
Name:Garden Wall, The Sanctuary


A Crinkle Crankle garden wall, The Sanctuary. Visible on Ordnance Survey 1880s-90s First Edition 25 inch map.


Grid Reference:SS 889 025
Map Sheet:SS80SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShobrooke
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHOBROOKE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 1400180

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WALLED GARDEN (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1849 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The crinkle crankle wall is apparent.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

The crinkle crankle wall is shown, particularly obvious on the north and east side.

Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

The crinkle crankle wall is apparent on the east and south side. The north wall is straight.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2011, Shobrooke, 1, 4 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV347927.

The crinkle crankle wall is of unusual design and, despite some later repairs, it is largely complete. Its contruction in cob reflects an important and distinct building tradition that is particularly chararcteristic for this part of Devon. Cob is relatively vulnerable material and examples of cob garden structures are increasingly rare. As such, a largely complete example of a crinkel crankle wall constructed in cob, an unusual type of structure both in design and use of material, it fully merits designation on a national level.

The 19th century wall forming the south and east sides of a rectangular shaped walled garden to the east of the Sanctuary, a house originating from the early 19th century. The wall is circa 4 metres high and 90 metres long. It has a double roman tile coping and is set on a mixed rubble and brick plinth. Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV347927List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2011. Shobrooke. Additions and Amendments to Checklist. A4 Stapled. 1, 4.

Associated Monuments

MDV49902Related to: The Sanctuary, Shobrooke (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5379 - Garden Wall, The Sanctuary

Date Last Edited:Sep 14 2011 2:45PM