MDE11667 - Mount Whistle, Kentisbury (Monument)


Mount Whistle, shown as an inhabited structure on the Kentisbury Tithe Map of 1840, is depicted as a ruin on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch map of 1890. No surface evidence survives.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An inhabited structure is shown on the Tithe Map for Kentisbury Parish [1] at approximately SS 63054462. The structure is shown in 1890 [2], and described as "Mount Whistle (in ruins)". No surface evidence for the building survives adjacent to the modern Blackmoor Gate to Combe Martin road. Some fragmentary field walling indicates the position of the plot in which the structure was built. [1-3] The building is no longer shown on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map and had presumably been cleared. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: 1840. Kentisbury Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1890, sheet 6 SW. [Mapped feature: #42479 ]
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 17 February 1993.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 925783, Extant 15 November 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 51297
  • Devon SMR: SS64SW/159
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21501
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SW40
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 925783



Grid reference Centred SS 6302 4461 (31m by 20m) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS64SW

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Record last edited

Nov 15 2021 5:35PM


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