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Retaining Wall on the Terrace to the Terrace to the South East of Endsleigh House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Milton Abbot, Tavistock, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2QHPMG+XM

Entry Name: Retaining Wall on the Terrace to the Terrace to the South East of Endsleigh House

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165098

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92459

Location: Milton Abbot, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Milton Abbot

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


9/217 Retaining wall on the terrace to
- the terrace to the south east of
Endsleigh House


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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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