• 4 June 2021 4:45 pm



Magnificent Georgian house with Adam interiors, gardens and landscaped parkland

Saltram stands high above the River Plym in a rolling and wooded landscaped park that now provides precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth. The house, with its magnificent decoration and original contents, was largely created between the 1740s and 1820s by three generations of the Parker family. It features some of Robert Adam’s finest rooms, exquisite plasterwork ceilings, original Chinese wallpapers and an exceptional collection of paintings, including many by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Angelica Kauffmann. The gardens are predominantly 19th-century and contain an Orangery and several follies, as well as beautiful shrubberies and imposing specimen trees

Name and credits for images of Saltram

Reference: 61144

Description of image – The west front of Saltram, the creamy grey building contrasting vividly with the black menacing sky.

Reference: 61149

Description of image – An herbaceous border at Saltram, the house is in the background. Geranium (Cranesbill) is prominent in the foreground.

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Credit for photograph: Rupert Truman

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Saltram Plympton Plymouth Devon,PL71UH