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Alleron

Post Code: 
TQ7 4ED
Statutory Designation: 

House, round garden and butterwell 25m East listed Grade II.  

Alleron should be added to the English Heritage Register as a Grade II item, in recognition of the unique walled garden.

District: 
South Hams
Parish: 
Loddiswell
Grid ref: 
SX 498 710
Map no: 
Landranger 202
Type of site: 
Private garden.
Description: 

A small Regency country house and grounds with lakes, made remarkable by the existence of an unusual circular garden, believed to be unique, enclosed by a stone and cob wall, with access through a gated doorway.  The wall’s thatched coping that was replaced in the early 1990s following storm damage.  The circle is approximately 18m in diameter, with the surrounding walls about 2.25m high.  A stream or leat flows south-westwards through the enclosure.  The interior was formerly cultivated but is now mainly laid to grass.

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: 
No
Scheduled: 
No
Evidence: 
MapView plan, scale 1:1250 Ordnance Survey 2nd edition, 1906, scale 1:2500 (WCSL sheet 132/2) Getmapping aerial photograph 1:250 Historic Maps c1880 Extract from Garden without a History, see below
References: 
S Pugsley: Devon Gardens – An Historical Survey, 1994: 175 Audrey Le Lievre: Garden without a History, 1991 (reprinted from Hortus 18) Alleron – A Garden from the Past (undated), NCCPG (Devon)
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer