The Walled Garden, Hartland Abbey
Number of views as of 30th October 2015 = 400.
Hartland Abbey (Devon, England) was founded in AD 1157, in a narrow valley leading to a beautiful but isolated section of the coast.
After the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539, the abbey came into the hands of William Abbott, the Sergeant of Henry VIII’s wine cellar.
The house is today occupied by the Stucley family, having been passed down through the generations (including the marriages of several female heirs). It has thus effectively remained in the same family for almost 500 years and has never been sold.
The walled garden, a short walk up the valley from the main house, dates from the 18th century.
Date: 5th April 2010.
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