Lupton Park, Kingswear - Torbay (UA)

The designed landscape was principally developed from the late-C18 through to mid-C19. After World War II the house became a hotel, then a school. Today a trust occupies the house (at risk) with the degraded Italianate garden, while other owners occupy the park, walled garden, pleasure grounds and woodlands. In 2015 Historic England funded a condition report for the Italianate Garden and a further grant for development work on the house and garden was offered with work underway in 2017-18. The condition of the park is being tackled by a Natural England Stewardship Scheme.

Lupton Park, Kingswear - Torbay (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Lupton Park
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1000696
  • Local Planning Authority: Torbay (UA)
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park


  • Unitary Authority: Torbay (UA)
  • Parish: Kingswear
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Totnes
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Extensive significant problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Improving
  • Ownership: Mixed, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 7 LBs, part in CA