- Walled Kitchen Garden
Bickham House is a small mansion attractively set in its own 5 acre park in a peaceful wooded valley.The early C18 house of the Short family, disguised by early C19 asymmetrical additions to the entrance front: a colonnaded veranda running around two sides of the house, and a large projecting bowed dining room, with service wing beyond. Bickham House has lawns, mature trees and shrubs; naturalised bulbs and herbaceous borders. There is also a conservatory, small parterre, pond garden; an impressive 1 acre walled kitchen garden and alake.
Bickham House listed Grade II*, outbuildings 10m. north and walls to walled garden, piers, railings, gate piers and gates listed Grade II.
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 513
S Pugsley: Devon Gardens – An Historical Survey, 1994: 75,175
T Gray: The Garden History of Devon, 1995: 42,43