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Lukesland House

Statutory Designation: 

The house is listed Grade II.

District: 
South Hams
Parish: 
Ivybridge
Grid ref: 
SX 642 579
Map no: 
Landranger 202
Type of site: 
Large country house in landscaped park
Description: 

The house was built in 1862 for a Mr Matthews of Plymouth and extended in c 1880.  There are two Jacobean gables flanking a bay window, with a battlemented tower on left. The house is built of red granite with limestone dressings, rising romantically above an idyllic water garden which was made in the 1880’s and 1930’s.  In the grounds there is some masonry and a Tudor arch from the old house which stood across the stream near the road, and where the walled garden remains.

Lukesland.
Conservation Area: 
No
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 
No
Area of Great Landscape Value: 
No
Nature Conservation Zone: 
No
Coastal Preservation Area: 
No
National Park: 
Yes
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: 470
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer