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Lukesland 4368

Brief Description

The house was built in 1862 and has gardens of a similar date. There is also a water garden which was made in the 1880s and 1930s.

Detailed Description

The house was built in 1862 for a Mr Matthews of Plymouth and extended in around 1880. There are two Jacobean gables flanking a bay window, with a battlemented tower on left. The house is built of red granite with limestone dressings, rising romantically above an idyllic water garden which was made in the 1880s and 1930s. In the grounds there is some masonry and a Tudor arch from the old house which stood across the stream near the road, and where the walled garden remains.
Features
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The house is built of red granite with limestone dressings.
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  • Water Feature
  • Description: There is an idyllic water garden which was made in the 1880s and 1930s.
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  • Arch
  • Description: Tudor arch from the old house.
  • Planting
  • Description: Walled garden.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The gardens are open in the spring and autumn. Please see: http://www.lukesland.co.uk/WebPages/VisitorInfo.htm

Directions

The site is off the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth. Please see: http://www.lukesland.co.uk/WebPages/FindUs.htm
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Ivybridge
History

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
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