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Denbury Manor

Statutory Designation: 

Denbury Manor is listed Grade II.

 

District: 
Teignbridge
Parish: 
Torbryan
Grid ref: 
SX 824 870
Map no: 
Landranger 202
Type of site: 
Edwardian garden
Description: 

The origins of the property are known to be in the 11th century when a monastic cell existed on the site.  It was the home of Aeldred, later Archbishop of York, who crowned William the Conqueror.Seventeenth century house with a Georgian front, later medievalizations done by Hurrel Froude in 1825, and much, including the gatehouse, built in the early C20 century for W.S.Curtis.  White (1850) noted that it was ’ a large Elizabethan mansion, is the seat of Miss Froude’ while Stockdale described it as ‘ a neat Gothic structure (which) is very delightful’.  The sale particulars of 1909 listed the timbered pleasure grounds, rockery, croquet lawn, and kitchen garden.

Conservation Area: 
Yes
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 
No
Area of Great Landscape Value: 
No
Nature Conservation Zone: 
No
Coastal Preservation Area: 
No
National Park: 
No
Scheduled: 
No
Evidence: 
MapView plan, scale 1:2500 Getmapping aerial photograph 1:2500 Historic Maps c1880 scale 1:2500
References: 
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 334 T Gray: The Garden History of Devon, 1995: 88
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer