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Brief description of site

Luscombe Castle is an early-19th century park and garden by Repton, covering around 130 hectares, with about 10 hectares of formal and informal pleasure grounds.

Brief history of site

The land was enclosed by 1788. Luscombe Farm was purchased by local banker Charles Hoare in 1797. The house was designed by John Nash and the gardens were designed by Humphry Repton. Concentrated planting in the park and pleasure grounds continued up to 1805. Formal gardens were created in the pleasure grounds by Peter A M Hoare about 1900.

Location information:

Address: Luscombe Castle, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0PU

Locality: Teignbridge

Local Authorities:

Devon; Teignbridge; Dawlish

Historical County: Devon

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 192 Grid Ref: SX943768
Latitude: 50.5813 Longitude: -3.4943


0.5 kilometres west of Dawlish

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1799 to 1805

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 140

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