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Brief description of site

Ugbrooke Park is a mid-18th-century landscape park and woodland comprising 5 hectares of gardens and pleasure grounds, and about 200 hectares of parkland and woodland. There is also 30 hectares of pleasure grounds, parkland and woodland associated with Lawell House. Features include specimen trees, a series of lakes, a waterfall and an orangery.

Brief history of site

In 1550 Ugbrooke was sold to Sir Piers Courtenay of Powderham Castle, Devon. The house was rebuilt in the late-17th century. In the late-17th and early-18th century improvements were made to the park, in particular planting several formal avenues. A new house was designed by Robert Adam and constructed between 1760 and 1769. Lancelot Brown was consulted regarding the park around 1770.

Location information:

Address: Ugbrooke Park, Chudleigh, Devon, TQ13 0AD

Locality: Newton Abbot

Local Authorities:

Devon; Teignbridge; Chudleigh

Historical County: Devon

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 191 Grid Ref: SX875781
Latitude: 50.5918 Longitude: -3.5907


The estate lies off the A380 between Exeter and Newton Abbot.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open to the public between July and September, but on restricted days and times. Private tours are available with more frequency.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 235

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