All on Devon Local List
  • Private Gardens
Post Code:
Local Authority:
South Hams
OS Grid Ref:
SX 498 710
Map no.:
Landranger 202

A small Regency country house and grounds with lakes, made remarkable by the existence of an unusual circular garden, believed to be unique, enclosed by a stone and cob wall, with access through a gated doorway.  The wall’s thatched coping that was replaced in the early 1990s following storm damage.  The circle is approximately 18m in diameter, with the surrounding walls about 2.25m high. A stream or leat flows south-westwards through the enclosure.  The interior was formerly cultivated but is now mainly laid to grass.

Alleron is of national significance and should be added to the Historic England Register of Parks and Gardens of Historic Importance in recognition of the unique circular wallled gearden

Listed Buildings

House, round garden and butterwell 25m East listed Grade II.  


S Pugsley: Devon Gardens – An Historical Survey, 1994: 175 Audrey Le Lievre: Garden without a History, 1991 (reprinted from Hortus 18) Alleron – A Garden from the Past (undated), NCCPG (Devon)

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