• Guided tour of the Nursery and Arboretum at Thornhayes, near Cullompton. Friday 20th October 2017. See Events section for information.
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The Lawns

District: 
Teignbridge
Parish: 
Dawlish (town)
Grid ref: 
SX 951 7687
Map no: 
Landranger 192
Type of site: 
C18 seaside pleasure ground.
Description: 

Dawlish Water began to attract visitors at the end of the C18.  The Gentleman's Magazine described it in 1793 as 'A bathing village where summer lingers and spring pays her earliest visits'. In 1803 the stream was straightened so that it ran through a broad lawn.  The Strand and Brunswick Place were laid out on either side.  The layout, which remains remarkably intact, disregarded the sea entirely, unlike later resorts. 

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
References: 
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 329
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer