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The Walls, Paths and Steps of Gardens North North East of Castle Drogo

A Grade II Listed Building in Drewsteignton, Devon

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106088

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94823

Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Drewsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 79 SW DREWSTEIGNTON

5/301 The walls, paths and steps of
Gardens north-north-east of
Castle Drogo

GV II

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
pp 146-171.


Listing NGR: SX7242790214

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