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Garden and Deepark Walls, Including Gate, to Lower Blagdon House

A Grade II Listed Building in Blatchcombe, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4368 / 50°26'12"N

Longitude: -3.6066 / 3°36'23"W

OS Eastings: 285998

OS Northings: 60894

OS Grid: SX859608

Mapcode National: GBR QR.CWKP

Mapcode Global: FRA 37BW.W5V

Entry Name: Garden and Deepark Walls, Including Gate, to Lower Blagdon House

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 25 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195228

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383815

Location: Torbay, TQ3

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Blatchcombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Collaton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


1947-1/2/167 (North side)
10/01/75 Garden and deerpark walls, including
gate, to Lower Blagdon House
(Formerly Listed as:
Garden walls of Walnut Cottage)


Garden and deerpark walls, including gates to walled garden.
Probably C18 or early C19. Local purple and grey stone rubble.
PLAN: Tall walls (over 3m high) bound a walled garden S of
Lower Blagdon House (qv) and front Lower Blagdon Lane. Pair of
pretty C19 timber gates, panelled below the middle rail with
timber vertical above, projecting through the top rail which
is scalloped. Spear-head terminals to the standard finials.
Deerpark walls bound a large field N and W of the house and
form an entrance courtyard to the W of the house. To the N of
the entrance courtyard, the walls have unusual battlementing
with deep merlons. 8 of these merlons are hollow and have
small entrances on the S (courtyard side), close to the
service entrance of the house. They may have functioned as
pigeon holes, as well as having a decorative purpose.
2-centred archway to deerpark from the entrance court. The
walled garden S of the house has a gateway from Lower Blagdon
Lane with a pair of slatted timber gates.
The walls were designed to enclose a deerpark which was used
in conjunction with the deerpark at Berry Pomeroy Castle
(information from the owner, whose family erected the walls).
Important to the setting of Lower Blagdon House, a very
unaltered C18 gentry house, enclosing an unusual example of a
late deerpark.

Listing NGR: SX8599860894

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

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