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STEPS AND TERRACE WALLS AROUND TENNIS LAWN SOUTH WEST OF WOOD HOUSE

List Entry Summary

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

Name: STEPS AND TERRACE WALLS AROUND TENNIS LAWN SOUTH WEST OF WOOD HOUSE

List entry Number: 1106027

Location

STEPS AND TERRACE WALLS AROUND TENNIS LAWN SOUTH WEST OF WOOD HOUSE

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

County: Devon

District: West Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: South Tawton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Mar-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 94977

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History

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Details

SX 69 NE SOUTH TAWTON

1/180 Steps and terrace walls around tennis lawn south-west of Wood House GV II*

Steps and terrace walls. 1899-1905 by Thomas Mawson. Plain granite steps, low granite rubble walls made from chosen pieces made to look like crazy paving and with flat-topped granite ashlar coping; granite ashlar seat. Plan and description: the tennis lawn is terraced into the hillside facing north- east. Most of the banks around it are of earth surmounted by low box yew hedges but the bottom one (onto the forecourt) and the right one looking up from the house (onto the rear service drive) are revetted with granite walls. From the centre of the forecourt (called by Mawson the carriage court), a flight of stone steps lead up to the first short terrace which begins the crazy-paved granite path around the tennis lawn. Plain stone steps lead up all the terraces and at the right (north- western) end of the top one is a round-backed stone seat. These features associated with the tennis lawn are part of an extensive landscaping scheme conceived by Mawson to go with the rebuilding of Wood House (q.v.). Mawson himself considered the whole scheme as one-of his major achievements. Source: T H Mawson The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (5th edition) includes copious notes and illustrations of Wood House.

Listing NGR: SX6545096020

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Mawson, T H , The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (1907)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 11 Devon,

National Grid Reference: SX 65450 96020

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