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Lee Ford

Statutory Designation: 

Lee Ford is listed Grade II.

District: 
East Devon
Parish: 
Budleigh Salterton
Grid ref: 
SX 826 047
Map no: 
Landranger 192
Type of site: 
C18 Parkland
Description: 

A small but handsome late Georgian white stucco house in delightful parkland setting on the approach to Budleigh Salterton.  Centre of three bays with a colonnade of six Tuscan columns, flanked by one storey wings with urns on the corners.   Gate post with similar urns.  Extensive, formal and woodland garden, largely developed in the 1950s, but recently much extended with mass displays of camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas, including many rare varieties. Traditional walled garden filled with fruit and vegetables, herb garden, bog garden, rose garden, hydrangea collection, greenhouses. Ornamental conservatory and Adam pavilion.

Conservation Area: 
No
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 
No
Area of Great Landscape Value: 
Yes
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: 238
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer