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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097551
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86213
Location: Bicton, East Devon, Devon, EX9
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
BICTON BICTON PARK
SY 08 NE
3/12 Shell House including rockery
- to south-west
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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