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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1195228
English Heritage Legacy ID: 383815
Location: Torbay, TQ3
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
SX86SE LOWER BLAGDON LANE, Blagdon
1947-1/2/167 (North side)
10/01/75 Garden and deerpark walls, including
gate, to Lower Blagdon House
(Formerly Listed as:
LOWER BLAGDON LANE, Blagdon
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
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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