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Rock Gardens

District: 
Teignbridge
Parish: 
Chudleigh (town)
Grid ref: 
SX 864 787
Map no: 
Landranger 191
Type of site: 
Modern garden with parts dating from late C19
Description: 

A family-run nursery occupies the west of the site, since 1946. Immediately below the old house is an ornamental pool. The main planting of 5 acres is within the old Palace Quarry, which offers a spectacular setting of steep rock faces, separated levels and hollows plus an important cave system. The site is also the base for the Rock Activity Centre but the 'wild' planting and mature shrubs and trees are not in conflict with this. A path leads down into the Clifford Estate's Fairy Glen or up to the panoramic view from Chudleigh Rock across the TeignValley to the moors.

Conservation Area: 
Yes
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 
Yes
Area of Great Landscape Value: 
No
Nature Conservation Zone: 
Yes
Coastal Preservation Area: 
No
National Park: 
No
Scheduled: 
No
Evidence: 
MapView plan, scale 1:2500 Getmapping aerial photograph 1:2500
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer