WELL HOUSE STONE PIER AND RUSTIC SEAT IN THE DAIRY DELL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1105547
Date first listed:
21-Mar-1967
Statutory Address:
WELL HOUSE STONE PIER AND RUSTIC SEAT IN THE DAIRY DELL

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Location

Statutory Address:
WELL HOUSE STONE PIER AND RUSTIC SEAT IN THE DAIRY DELL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Devon
District:
West Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Milton Abbot
National Grid Reference:
SX 38970 78601

Details

SX 37 NE MILTON ABBOT ENDSLEIGH

9/222 Well-house stone pier and rustic - seat in the Dairy Dell 21.3.67

GV II Well-house pier and rustic seat forming a single Picturesque composition of 1810. The well house is medieval, as is part of the masonry of the seat. The well-house was moved from Leigh Barton (qv) to Endsleigh in circa 1810 by the 6th Duke of Bedford to form part of the landscaped gardens designed by Humphry Repton. The internal masonry is local ashlar and probably medieval, the rustic stone rubble exterior is probably 1810. The well-house and a gabled stone pier of similar size flank a rustic seat which is a timber bench in front of a medieval stone slab with blind trefoil-headed arcading. The well-house has a gabled stone slate roof. Small rectangular structure with a rectangular opening with 1 moulded stone applied as a jamb which may not be original to the well-house. The interior has a moulded stone corbel with a decoration of blind pointed arcading. A cobbled drain leads from the well into the pond in the Dairy Dell. A picturesquely irregular inscription panel in the gable reads "This simple structure inclosed the holy well which served as a baptismal font to the Abbots of Tavistock at their hunting seat at Leigh in this parish". The stone pier has rustic stone rubble masonry and a gabled stone slate roof. Numerous pieces of moulded and carved medieval masonry are scattered about the well-house and no doubt originated at Leigh Barton.

Listing NGR: SX3897078601

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
92464
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 11 Devon,

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 24 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12535/18
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