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Bickham House

Post Code: 
EX6 7XJ
Statutory Designation: 

Bickham House listed Grade II*, outbuildings 10m. north and walls to walled garden, piers, railings, gate piers and gates listed Grade II.

District: 
Teignbridge
Parish: 
Kenn
Grid ref: 
SX 915 844
Map no: 
Landranger 192
Type of site: 
C18 Parkland
Description: 

Bickham House is a small mansion attractively set in its own 5 acre park in a peaceful wooded valley.The early C18 house of the Short family, disguised by early C19 asymmetricaladditions to the entrance front: a colonnaded veranda running around two sides ofthe house, and a large projecting bowed dining room, with service wing beyond. Bickham House has lawns, mature trees and shrubs; naturalised bulbs and herbaceous borders. There is also a conservatory, small parterre, pond garden; an impressive 1 acre walled kitchen garden and alake.

 

 

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 Ordnance Survey 2nd edition, 1906, scale 6” (WCSL sheet 92 SW) 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: 513 S Pugsley: Devon Gardens – An Historical Survey, 1994: 75,175 T Gray: The Garden History of Devon, 1995: 42,43
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer