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Historic England Register

Historic England (formerly English Heritage) maintains a "Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England" that includes private grounds, public parks, cemeteries, town squares, educational and institutional grounds.  Their website states, "Historic parks and gardens are a fragile and finite resource: they can easily be damaged beyond repair or lost forever. From town gardens and public parks to the great country estates, such places are an important, distinctive, and much cherished part of our inheritance and we have a duty to care for them."  Nationwide, there are over 1600 sites on the Register (click here to access the English Heritage site), assessed to be of national importance.

Within the County of Devon and the Unitary Authorities of Plymouth and Torbay there are 56 sites on the Historic England Register, and these sites are listed alphabetically below with links to the online records.  An interactive map is also available below.

Property              

1 A La Ronde (NT) and The Point-In-View       photo
2 Arlington Court (NT)        
3 St. Bartholomew’s Cemetery, Exeter   
4 Barton Road Cemetery, Torquay       photo
5 Bicton           photo
Bridwell 
Cadhay         photo
Castle Drogo (NT)  
9 Castle Hill        photo
10 Castle Tor
11 Civic Square, Plymouth
12 Coleton Fishacre (NT)        photo
13 Combe House
14 Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth      photo          
15 Dartington Hall        photo
16 Devonport Park, Plymouth         photo
17 Endsleigh
18 Flete         photo
19 Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth      photo
20 Great Torrington Cemetery
21 Greenway (NT)      photo
22 Hayne Manor        photo
23 HM Prison Dartmoor: American Prisoner of War Cemetery
24 HM Prison Dartmoor: French Prisoner of War Cemetery
25 Italian Garden at Great Ambrook, Ipplepen
26 Killerton (NT)        photo
27 King’s Nympton Park        photo
28 Knightshayes Court (NT)        photo

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  II
  II*
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  I
  II
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  I
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29 Langdon Court Hotel        photo
30 Lindridge        photo
31 Lupton Park 
32 Luscombe Castle 
37 Oxton House        photo
38 Plympton House         photo
39 Powderham Castle        photo
41 Rockbeare Manor 
42 Rousdon         photo
43 Saltram House (NT)        photo
44 Saunton Court 
45 Sharpham House         photo
46 Shobrooke Park 
47 Simmons Park, Okehampton
48 Stonelands House         photo
51 Tapeley Park 
52 The Hoe, Plymouth        photo

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  II
  II
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  I
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  II
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  II*
  II
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  II
  I
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Inclusion on the Register does not afford any statutory protection although it does become a ‘material consideration’ in the planning process and local planning authorities are required to make provision to protect these heritage assets  in their local plans.

If you are aware of a garden or park in Devon that you believe should be registered as a site of national importance please contact the DGT in the first instance as we may be able to offer advice or offer an opinion about the site.