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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.

Location information:

Address: Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE

Locality: Exeter

Local Authorities:

Devon; East Devon; Broad Clyst

Historical County: Devon

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 192 Grid Ref: SS973001
Latitude: 50.7913 Longitude: -3.45843


The estate lies off the B3181 between Exeter and Cullompton.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open all year round, but the house is open only between March and December. Please see:

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 100

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