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Brief description of site

Plympton House has an early-18th century formal garden of 3 hectares forming the setting for a town house.

Brief history of site

The site of Plympton House was assembled over a period of years in the late-17th century by Sir George Treby, who began to build a new house which was completed in around 1720. From 1835 the house was in use as a private lunatic asylum. The property was acquired by the Roman Catholic Church in the 20th century, and remains in institutional use today.

Location information:

Address: Plympton House, Plympton, Devon, PL7 1QN

Locality: Plymouth

Local Authorities:


Historical County: Devon

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 201 Grid Ref: SX538562
Latitude: 50.3875 Longitude: -4.05794


In Plympton village.

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Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: town house

Site first created: 1690 to 1720

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 3.5

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