Heavitree Park

Designation:
All on Devon Gazetteer
Type:
  • Communal gardens
Period/Century:
  • C19
Parish:
Exeter
Local Authority:
Exeter
OS Grid Ref:
SX 942 923
Map no.:
Landranger 192
Description:

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.

Listed Buildings

C19 villas listed Grade II

References

Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 433

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