Garden Building About 100 Metres North Of Combe House

12 Oct 1999
Garden Building About 100 Metres North Of Combe House, Gittisham, East Devon, Devon, EX14 3AD
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


7/145 Garden building about 100 metres - north of Combe House


Garden building described on a survey plan of the late C18 as a greenhouse. Probably built for Thomas Putt, known as Black Tom Putt, squire of Combe 1757-87. Rendered brick, the front elevation faced with ashlar masonry. Classical.

Plan: Rectangular on plan, facing south towards the house. A small enclosed room has been built within the north-east corner.

Exterior: Symmetrical 5-bay front with a pediment and a parapet above a moulded cornice. 5 absolutely plain square-headed openings on the front, presumably originally glazed. The left (west) return has a Venetian window with glazing bars, the centre light a sash window.

Interior: paved with large red tiles.

'Black Tom Putt' and his wife, a Tiverton heiress, planted the pleasure grounds north of the house and an apple, developed on the estate was called the Tom Putt apple.

Group value with Combe House and associated buildings. The gardens at Combe are grade II on the Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England, Ref; SY 1497 G132.

Hussey, Christopher, 'Combe', Country Life, June 9, 1955, 1486-87; June 16, 1955, 1556-1559.

Photograph in NMR.

Listing NGR: SY1424697924


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0001 IOE Records taken by Anthony Aaben-Reader; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Anthony Aaben-Reader. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Aaben-Reader, Anthony

Rights Holder: Aaben-Reader, Anthony


Ashlar, Brick, Render, Garden Building, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Glasshouse, Agriculture And Subsistence, Agricultural Building