Knightstone

Designation:
All on Devon Gazetteer
Type:
  • Gardens
Parish:
Ottery St Mary
Local Authority:
East Devon
OS Grid Ref:
SY 107 942
Map no.:
Landranger 192
Description:

A medieval and Tudor house rediscovered and improved in the C19 and C20.  The C19 improver was Dr. Drury, headmaster of Harrow.  His family owned the house from 1803 to 1886, and were responsible for the fretted bargeboards to the end and porch gables which give the impression of an overblown cottage orne.  The lushly planted yew hedge gardens, in which the house is set, is entered through wrought iron gates with ball topped piers.  The gardens were created by Colonel Reginald Cooper in the 1941-2.

Listed Buildings

House listed Grade I, front garden wall listed Grade II*

References

Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 528-9
Country Life 8 September 1950

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