MDE10875 - Post-medieval fishponds southwest of Heddon Hall (Monument)

Summary

A succession of three fish ponds, controlled by weirs, are shown on historic mapping.

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Full Description

A string of three ponds is shown on the Tithe Map for Parracombe parish. [1] The fish ponds are shown in a similar plan form on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [2] Fish ponds marked on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch maps of 1903 and 1963. [3,4] The three ponds are centred at SS 6717 4498. They form part of the ornamental landscaping for Heddon Hall. [5,6] The fish ponds were shown on the 2018 MasterMap data. They each have a weir at their lower (southwestern) end. [7] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [8]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry.
  • <1> Map: 1839. Parracombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1903/38. 6 Inch: 1903-38. 1:10560.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <5> Technical drawing: Sainsbury, I. & Wilson-North, R.. 1993. South Common, SS 64 SE 20, 21, 22, 25, 46, 47, 54/ink survey . 1:2500. Permatrace. Pen and Ink.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1 October 1993.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 909980, Extant 10 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6716 4497 (80m by 69m)
Map sheet SS64SE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 57021
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/191
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20649
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE47
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 909980

Record last edited

Nov 10 2021 2:08PM

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