MDE20502 - Post-medieval building and enclosure south of Ragstone (possibly North Sparhanger) (Monument)


One or two buildings are shown on historic mapping and are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

McDonnell notes the presence of small derelict enclosures associated with the possible remains of two buildings by the West Lyn river, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947. [1,2] A building is shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps within a small enclosure. Another feature tacked on to the south may be another building, or another enclosure. [3,4] They appear to be indicated as North Sparhanger or part of North Sparhanger on the Tithe Map [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7146B.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK 1980 3054 (April 1947).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: 1840. Lynton and Lynmouth Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference Centred SS 7155 4649 (23m by 30m)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17888
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/53

Record last edited

Jun 26 2018 8:24PM


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