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HER Number:MDV82446
Name:Summer house at Cookshayes Farm, Widworthy


In the south-east corner of the garden are the overgrown ruined walls of a now roofless summerhouse. It probably dates to circa 1702, contemporary with the farmhouse.


Grid Reference:SY 210 974
Map Sheet:SY29NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWidworthy
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDWORTHY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SUMMERHOUSE (Built, XVIII - 1702 AD to 1702 AD)

Full description

Cox, J. + Thorp, J. R. L., 2019, Cookshayes, Widworthy, Devon, 3 (Report - Survey). SDV364102.

In the south-east corner of the garden are the overgrown ruined walls of a summerhouse. The summer house is depicted on an estate map of 1780 and is described in 1888 as having an astrolabe for a sundial on the apex of its domed roof.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1104098 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Garden walls and summerhouse approximately 3 metres south-east of Cookshayes Farmhouse. Probably circa 1702. Local stone and flint rubble and Beerstone ashlar dressings to the summerhouse. A rectangular garden terrace is revetted and enclosed by a stone wall and a square plan summerhouse projects at 45° from the south-east corner. The summerhouse is roofless. The outer corners have projecting ashlar quoins and the windows have Beerstone ashlar surrounds. The doorway is from the garden.
Date first listed: 8th March 1988

Sources / Further Reading

SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1104098.
SDV364102Report - Survey: Cox, J. + Thorp, J. R. L.. 2019. Cookshayes, Widworthy, Devon. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants. K14. Digital. 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV129915Part of: Cookshayes Farm, Widworthy (Monument)
MDV11196Related to: Cookshayes Farmhouse, Widworthy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8508 - Historic building assessment of Cookshayes, Widworthy

Date Last Edited:Feb 4 2021 3:48PM