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  • Parkland
  • Walled Kitchen Garden
  • C19
Post Code:
EX39 5JL
Local Authority:
OS Grid Ref:
SS 456 225

The neo-classical house of c.1800  replaced an earlier house and was itself demolished in 1957.  The Dower House remains, once an attractive Regency building has been badly treated.  In 1806 Polwhele wrote that  ‘ the house, now gone to decay, was heretofore stately and magnificent ….. The house is in ruins’.  White (1850) noted that it was ‘a fine old mansion which has been much altered and modernised, and was for a long period the seat of the Hankford family’. Stockdale  described it as ‘an ancient estate ….which is delightfully situated on the western banks of the Torridge belongs to William Tardrew who has a very handsome mansion on the site of the barton’. The sale particulars of 1912 identify a specimen cork tree as the lawn’s feature.  There were also woodlands, shady walks, a range of glass-houses and a walled kitchen garden.

Listed Buildings

Kitchen garden walls in grounds of Annery House (demolished) Grade II


Cherry & Pevsner:  The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 573-4   
T Gray:  The Garden History of Devon, 1995: 33-4  

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