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Latitude: 50.6975 / 50°41'51"N
Longitude: -3.8077 / 3°48'27"W
OS Eastings: 272427
OS Northings: 90214
OS Grid: SX724902
Mapcode National: GBR QD.3KJL
Mapcode Global: FRA 27X7.GDB
Entry Name: The Walls, Paths and Steps of Gardens North North East of Castle Drogo
Listing Date: 4 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106088
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94823
Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX6
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Drewsteignton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 79 SW DREWSTEIGNTON
5/301 The walls, paths and steps of
Gardens north-north-east of
Walls, paths and steps of formal, gardens. Circa 1920. Designed by Sir Edwin
Lutyens and George Dillstone. Granite stone rubble and coursed blocks of granite
ashlar. North of Castle Drogo are the formal gardens on a series of terraces. The lower terrace is the Rose Garden, the middle terrace has shrub borders and the upper terrace contains a circular croquet lawn. A straight central path leads through the centre of the lower two terraces to the croquet lawn and rises in a series of granite ashlar steps. The flower beds and terraces are revetted with low walls. The central pauterre of the rose garden use an Indian motif composed of equal lengths of straight, curve, straight, reverse curve, straight and so on. There are small arbours in the corners of the Rose Garden. The main architectural effect of the garden is from the box yew hedges.
Source: E. S. Thomas. Gardens of the National Trust (1979) pp 111-112. National Trust Guide Castle Drogo Gardens (1984). Jane Brown Gardens of a Golden Afternoon
Listing NGR: SX7242790214
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