THE WALLS, PATHS AND STEPS OF GARDENS NORTH NORTH EAST OF CASTLE DROGO

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1106088
Date first listed:
04-Mar-1988
Statutory Address:
THE WALLS, PATHS AND STEPS OF GARDENS NORTH NORTH EAST OF CASTLE DROGO

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE WALLS, PATHS AND STEPS OF GARDENS NORTH NORTH EAST OF CASTLE DROGO

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

County:
Devon
District:
West Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Drewsteignton
National Park:
DARTMOOR
National Grid Reference:
SX 72427 90214

Details

SS 79 SW DREWSTEIGNTON

5/301 The walls, paths and steps of Gardens north-north-east of Castle Drogo

GV II

Walls, paths and steps of formal, gardens. Circa 1920. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and George Dillstone. Granite stone rubble and coursed blocks of granite ashlar. North of Castle Drogo are the formal gardens on a series of terraces. The lower terrace is the Rose Garden, the middle terrace has shrub borders and the upper terrace contains a circular croquet lawn. A straight central path leads through the centre of the lower two terraces to the croquet lawn and rises in a series of granite ashlar steps. The flower beds and terraces are revetted with low walls. The central pauterre of the rose garden use an Indian motif composed of equal lengths of straight, curve, straight, reverse curve, straight and so on. There are small arbours in the corners of the Rose Garden. The main architectural effect of the garden is from the box yew hedges. Source: E. S. Thomas. Gardens of the National Trust (1979) pp 111-112. National Trust Guide Castle Drogo Gardens (1984). Jane Brown Gardens of a Golden Afternoon pp 146-171.

Listing NGR: SX7242790214

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
94823
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Guide to Castle Drogo Gardens, (1984)
Brown, J, Gardens of a Golden Afternoon, (1982), 146-171
Thomas, E S, Gardens of the National Trust, (1979), 111-112
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.

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Date: 16 Aug 2006
Reference: IOE01/15877/26
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