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Shell House Including Rockery to South West

A Grade II Listed Building in Bicton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6651 / 50°39'54"N

Longitude: -3.312 / 3°18'43"W

OS Eastings: 307367

OS Northings: 85864

OS Grid: SY073858

Mapcode National: GBR P6.MZ05

Mapcode Global: FRA 37Y9.X3R

Entry Name: Shell House Including Rockery to South West

Listing Date: 10 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097551

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86213

Location: Bicton, East Devon, Devon, EX9

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Bicton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: East Budleigh All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

BICTON BICTON PARK
SY 08 NE
3/12 Shell House including rockery
- to south-west
GV II
Grotto and rockery. Early C19. Limestone containing a high proportion of flint.
Rustic grotto: a small circular room facing south-west and overlooking a rockery
arranged around a small circular pond with a fountain. it is built of massive
irregular lumps of stone with a rough projecting eaves cornice and rustically
embattled parapet. The front contains a flat arch containing a plain plank door
with overlight. Inside the walls are plastered and lined with shelves containing and
collection of exotic shells. The rockery is made of densely-packed large blocks of
stone, similarly roughtly-finished, forming a symmetrically planned garden with paths
and a central pond with a cast iron fountain.
The Shell House is set in a beautiful landscaped park and forms part of a group of
fine listed buildings such as the Orangery (q.v.), the Palm House (q.v.) and features
of the Italianate Gardens (q.v.) not to mention the Church of St Mary (q.v.) and the
Rolle obelisk (q.v.) which were also part of the scheme.


Listing NGR: SY0736785864

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