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Retaining Wall to the Raised Garden to the South West of Endsleigh House

A Grade I Listed Building in Milton Abbot, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5849 / 50°35'5"N

Longitude: -4.2745 / 4°16'28"W

OS Eastings: 239076

OS Northings: 78597

OS Grid: SX390785

Mapcode National: GBR NP.DKVZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 17YJ.6JY

Entry Name: Retaining Wall to the Raised Garden to the South West of Endsleigh House

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326345

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92458

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

SX 37 NE MILTON ABBOT ENDSLEIGH

9/216 Retaining wall to the raised garden
- to the south west of Endsleigh
House

GV I


Retaining wall to the raised garden between the principal block of Endsleigh House
(qv) and the childrens' cottage. Circa 1810 and possibly designed by Humphry Repton
for the 6th Duke of Bedford. Stone rubble with oversailing capping containing a
channel for a small artificial stream. The wall is curved and forms part of the
crescent-shaped plan of the picturesque Cottage Ornee designed by Sir Jeffry
Wyatville. On the south side the wall has an arched recess containing a grotesque
head. The raised garden was formerly planted with which may have derived from
Repton's study of Oriental gardens in connection with his designs for the Royal
Pavilion (Hussey). The parterre and central fountain was a very early revival of a
formal garden and is illustrated in the Red Book (1814).
Christopher Hussey, Country Life, CXXX, 246; CXXX, 296.


Listing NGR: SX3907678597

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