Killerton, Exeter, England
Record Id: 1921
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Killerton is an early-19th-century woodland garden of 10 hectares, set within a larger park and woodland of around 100 hectares. The house, garden and estate are in divided use.
Brief history of site
A house was built on the site in the mid-16th century. Maps of 1756 show rectangular enclosures to the east and west of Killerton House, apparently formal gardens, and a formal avenue. The present house was built in 1778 and the gardens were laid out at the same time by John Veitch.
Address: Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE
Devon; East Devon; Broad Clyst
Historical County: Devon
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The estate lies off the B3181 between Exeter and Cullompton.
Opening contact details:
The gardens are open all year round, but the house is open only between March and December. Please see:
Form of site: country estate
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1533 to 1778
Main period of development: Early 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 100