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HER Number:MDV97366
Name:Downes Parkland and Gardens

Summary

Nineteenth century gardens and parkland included a formal garden, terrace with flower beds and woodlands.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 850 997
Map Sheet:SX89NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton Hamlets
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Woodland perimeter of nineteenth century historic parkland at Downes

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LANDSCAPE PARK (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Formal garden to the north-west of the house, with a sundial and a pump shown, and possibly a fountain in the centre. Also glasshouses shown at south-east end. Landscaped areas to north and east of the house, and woodland to the south-west with a drive leading to the Lodge.
Map object based on this source.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 44 (Un-published). SDV170167.


Devon Gardens Trust, 2013, Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest (Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns). SDV354335.


Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 2013, Downes (Un-published). SDV356229.

Plans for landscaping the grounds were made in 1831,with a formal terrace and flower beds to the south, and a vista of cedars and shrubs to the east. The formal terrace remains, as does the woodland.


Garrett, C., 2013, The Victorian Glasshouse and the Work of Messenger and Co. in Devon, 37 (Article in Serial). SDV358462.

At least 87 glasshouses by Messenger and Co. were supplied to clients in Devon from the 1860s to the 1920s. Drawings survive for an impressive glasshouse range at Downes, near Crediton.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Map object based on this source.

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. 44.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV356229Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Downes. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV358462Article in Serial: Garrett, C.. 2013. The Victorian Glasshouse and the Work of Messenger and Co. in Devon. The Devon Gardens Trust Journal. 3. A4 Paperback + Digital. 37.

Associated Monuments

MDV9311Related to: Downes (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 12 2018 11:15AM