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Latitude: 50.8013 / 50°48'4"N
Longitude: -3.6205 / 3°37'13"W
OS Eastings: 285902
OS Northings: 101445
OS Grid: SS859014
Mapcode National: GBR LB.YW1N
Mapcode Global: FRA 369Z.9BG
Entry Name: Park Seat, Wall and Gates
Listing Date: 30 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107057
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96438
Location: Shobrooke, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Shobrooke
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Shobrooke St Swithin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SHOBROOKE SHOBROOKE PARK
SS 80 SE
2/86 Park seat, wall and gates
Grand, ornamental canopied seat. Front is enclosed by walls and gates. Circa 1850
by T L Donaldson for John Henry Hippisley. Stucco on brick with Portland stone
dressings, cast iron gates. Neo-Classical style. Large, semi-circular seat with
apsidal canopy. Overlooks landscaped valley to west. Flanking columns with
projecting blocks of rusticated, moulded caps and ball finials on stools. Moulded
front arm surmounted by carved shell with scrolls. Palmette acroterion. Simple,
moulded cornice around back but wooden seat no longer survives. 3 semi-circular
steps to front. Seat enclosed by wall with moulded coping on verniculated plinth
rising each side and projecting outwards with 2 posts each side, each with setting
for ball finials (lying nearby). Gate piers with simple pedimented caps. Iron
gates with scroll and palm decoration, honeysuckle cresting and twisted finials.
Seat serves as an eye-catcher from the Sundial Terrace (qv).
Listing NGR: SS8590201445
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