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Item Details
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Culture
British
Title
Castle Drogo
exterior
details of west side
Work Type
country houses
Date
Work: 1911-1930 (creation); 2013-2017 (restoration)
Era: CE
Image Date: Summer 1992
Location
site: Drewsteignton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Material
granite (rock)
Description
... was finished in 1930 for Julius Drewe (businessman and founder of the Home and Colonial Stores) to designs by architect Edwin Lutyens, and is a Grade I listed building. It is currently undergoing a 5 year conservation project (2013-2017) to finally make it watertight. Castle Drogo was the last castle to be built in England, and probably the last private house in the country to be built entirely of granite.... The castle has a fine formal garden, designed by Lutyens with planting by George Dillistone, which contrasts effectively with its striking setting on the edge of Dartmoor. The garden is noted for its rhododendrons and magnolias, herbaceous borders, rose garden, shrub garden and circular croquet lawn.... In 1974, Anthony [Drewe] and his son, Dr Christopher Drewe, gave Castle Drogo and 600 acres (2.4 km2) of the surrounding land to the National Trust. It was the first 20th-century property the charity acquired. -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Drogo
ID Number
20120247ARCH_0033
Source
Photographer: Wilson, Richard Guy
Spatial coordinates
50.696 ; -3.8114
Rights
© Richard Guy Wilson
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File Properties
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14507495.fpx
SSID
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