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HER Number:MDV99450
Name:Fountain with Statue, Lewtrenchard Manor Gardens


Bronze statue of a gooseherd holding a goose under each arm, on a granite column, forming the centre of a fountain.


Grid Reference:SX 458 860
Map Sheet:SX48NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLewtrenchard
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLEWTRENCHARD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FOUNTAIN (Late, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))
  • STATUE (Late, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon Gardens Trust, 2006, Lewtrenchard Manor (Un-published). SDV356214.

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

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Statue on column. Late C19. Bronze statue on granite column with moulded base and cap. Statue probably German, of a gooseherd holding a goose under each arm. The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was both squire and parson at Lew Trenchard from 1881 to his death. He rebuilt Lew House, now the Manor Hotel, incorporating fittings collected both locally and in Europe. His own description of the house refers to this statue "... the herbaceous borders full of flowers, a granite fountain, always playing, with the figure of an Alastian gooseherd, imagine it on a sunlit evening". Included for group value with Manor Hotel.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #110388 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV356214Un-published: Devon Gardens Trust. 2006. Lewtrenchard Manor. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV64756Part of: Gardens at Lewtrenchard Manor (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 14 2014 4:00PM