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Latitude: 50.5849 / 50°35'5"N
Longitude: -4.2733 / 4°16'23"W
OS Eastings: 239161
OS Northings: 78595
OS Grid: SX391785
Mapcode National: GBR NQ.DD64
Mapcode Global: FRA 17YJ.70G
Entry Name: Retaining Wall on the Terrace to the Terrace to the South East of Endsleigh House
Listing Date: 7 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1165098
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92459
Location: Milton Abbot, West Devon, Devon, PL19
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Milton Abbot
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 37 NE MILTON ABBOT ENDSLEIGH
9/217 Retaining wall on the terrace to
- the terrace to the south east of
Retaining wall. Circa 1810 by Humphry Repton for the 6th Duke of Bedford. Hurdwick
stone rubble with rough capping stones. Retaining wall to the flower beds above the
terrace to the south east of Endsleigh House formerly Endsleigh Cottage (qv). The
wall has round-headed rusticated blind arches with keystones, the arches grouped in
threes between wide pilasters. The wall is right-angled and higher at its south end
where a large round-headed blind arch forms a recess which formerly contained a
rustic seat. Repton's proposals for the landscape at Endsleigh complemented Sir
Jeffry Wyatville's design for Endsleigh Cottage and one of the finest views of the
house is from the terrace. The combination of house and landscape has been described
as constituting "the whole meaning of Picturesque" (Hussey). The wall is illustrated
in the Endsleigh Red Book (1814).
Christopher Hussey, Country Life, CXXX, 246; CXXX, 296.
Listing NGR: SX3916178595
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