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Bickham House

Pgds 20090316 204354 Bickham House Kenn  Walled Garden 2000

Introduction

Bickham House is a small mansion, attractively set in its own 2 hectare park in a peaceful wooded valley.

Visitor Facilities

http://www.kennandkennford.co.uk/bickham_house.htm
Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

The site has three open days per month between April and August. The gardens can also be visited by appointment. Please see: http://www.kennandkennford.co.uk/bickham_house.htm

Directions

The site is one mile off the A38 south of Exeter. Take the first right in the village of Kenn.

History

Bickham House is a small mansion attractively set in its own 2 hectare park in a peaceful wooded valley.

It was the early-18th century house of the Short family, disguised by early-19th century asymmetrical additions to the entrance front. There is also a colonnaded veranda running around two sides of the house, and a large projecting bowed dining room, with a service wing beyond.

Features include lawns, mature trees and shrubs, naturalised bulbs and herbaceous borders. There is also a conservatory, small parterre, pond garden, an impressive 1 acre walled kitchen garden and a lake.

Features & Designations

Designations

  • The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building

  • Reference: Outbuildings 10m north and walls to walled garden
  • Grade: II*
  • The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building

  • Reference: Piers, railings, gate piers and gates
  • Grade: II

Plant Environment

  • Walled Garden
  • Environment

Features

  • Lawn
  • Tree Feature
  • Description: Mature trees.
  • Planting
  • Description: Naturalised bulbs.
  • Herbaceous Border
  • Conservatory
  • Parterre
  • Description: Small parterre.
  • Water Feature
  • Description: Pond garden.
  • Kitchen Garden
  • Description: 1 acre walled kitchen garden.
  • Lake
Key Information

Type

Garden

Purpose

Ornamental Garden

Plant Environment

Walled Garden

Principal Building

Mansion House

Survival

Extant

Hectares

2

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Kenn

References

References