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Beaumont Park

Statutory Designation: 

Beaumont House is listed Grade II.

District: 
Plymouth
Parish: 
Plymouth
Grid ref: 
SX 248 548
Map no: 
Landranger 201
Type of site: 
Urban park
Description: 

Formerly the grounds of Beaumont House, the seat of the Bewes family. Beaumont House was, for a time used as the Plymouth museum but is now a clinic.  It has a C18 three storey wing and a Regency east wing and porch, all stuccoed.  Francis W Harris was Mayor of Plymouth 1891-2 and during his mayoralty opened BeaumontPark as a public park.  There is a tablet affixed to the wall there with the following inscription:  ‘A beech tree 10’ north of this stone was planted by Alderman Francis W Harris, Mayor 1891 in commemoration of the opening of BeaumontPark’.  The park is mainly lawn with mature trees in a parkland style, with a rose covered pergola and formal bedding near Beaumont House.  The principal access is marked by a lodge and there are several access points from neighbouring streets.

Beaumont Park.
Beaumont Park rose pergola.
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: 668 S Pugsley: Devon Gardens – An Historical Survey, 1994: 152
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer