- Communal gardens
Heavitree Park is described by Pevsner as ‘a maltreated group of once exclusive villas with their own drive and rustic lodge.’ The villas were built in 1825-9, but like so many developments in early C19 Exeter, it was never finished. In the mid 1970’s Sidney Pratt Builders, a local Exeter firm, built a modest 3 storey block of flats & maisonettes on a plot originally intended for C19 villas. Whilst of no architectural merit, the block is relatively sympathetic in scale and materials and is set back from the villa frontage. The residents' car park is unobtrusively sited off the drive and screened by shrubs. The drive encircles the large central garden, laid to grass with mature trees and shrubs. Heavitree Park is not to be confused with the nearby Heavitree Pleasure Ground which is a public park.
C19 villas listed Grade II
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 433