The house was rebuilt after a fire by Sir Welter and Michael Tapper for Lord Clinton in 1937. It is in the style of the late 17th century, H shaped. The deer park was noted by Lysons in 1822 and white in 1850 and the name ‘The Park’ still exists. The 1906 edition of the OS shows a designed landscape with extensive plantations (Huish Cross, Cottagewalk, Oakbear, Brickmoor and Braundshill Pantations) as well as Martin and Huish Woods on the banks of the River Mere, widened to form a lake at Kingsford Bridge. Curtices Wood follows the oxbow curve of the River Torridge.There are extensive walks/rides through the woodland. The house is approached from the west via Lower Lodge and the south via Higher Lodge and long curving drives.
Heanton Satchville is of national significance and should be added to the Historic England Register of Parks and Gardens of Historic Importance at Grade II.
House, game larder 10m. north, Lower Lodge, walled garden 30m. north north west, stables 60m. north north west. all listed Grade II.
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