MEM25023 - Post-medieval designed landscape at Venne House (Monument)

Summary

An area of gardens and landscaping is visible on historic mapping around the area of the demolished country house. It is likely that the area of designed landscape extends beyond the mapped extent.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An area of gardens and landscaping is visible on historic mapping around the area of the demolished country house. Some of the boundaries and features shown on the mapping still apprear to be extant. It is likely that the area of designed landscape extends beyond the mapped extent. The Tithe Map Apportionment [1] describes the land use in the parcels in the immediate area of the house as "Pleasure Gardens etc" and "Plantations". [1-4] Venne House was presumably built in the 19th Century and was demolished in the 1970s. The house is shown on the Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 1 inch mapping of 1802-3 [5]. The main drive entered from the east and swept around to approach the house from the south. At SS 9910 3082 in a dense laurel plantation are traces of the former gardens. These include a header pond and circular pond with central island, all revetted in quartz blocks. [6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7] The gardens are also shown on the Ordnance Survey 1 inch map. [5]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Upton Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcels 26-30.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 14 June 2021.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1802. Ordnance Survey Drawings - Minehead 16. 1:21,120. Pen and Ink.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 September 1998.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1175255, Updated 15 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9905 3080 (272m by 259m)
Map sheet SS93SE
Civil Parish UPTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE105
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1175255

Record last edited

Jun 15 2021 12:31PM

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