Lyneham is a classic example of a compact gentleman’s house, beautifully sited by a lake. It was built c1700 for the Crocker family, on the site of an earlier building, and inherited in 1740 by the Bulteels. Lysons wrote tht it ‘is now a farm house. There was formerly a park here.’ White (1850) noted that it was then a farmhouse whereas Stockdale described it as ‘an interesting stone-built mansion . . . the surrounding plantations are finely wooded.’ The surviving garden features include a lake, garden walls (which incorporate earlier ruins), early 18th century orangery (now a summer-house), stables, 18th century ice-house, gates and gate piers.
House listed Grade I. Walls & ruins adjacent w of house, former orangery adjacent nw of house, ice-house 170m ese of house, pair of gate piers 420m sse of house, gate piers and gates 420m ssw of house all listedGrade II. Former stables 60m nw of house listed Grade II*.
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 553 S Pugsley: Devon Gardens – An Historical Survey, 1994: 6 T Gray: The Garden History of Devon, 1995: