MDE20642 - Post-medieval and modern fishponds east of Woolhanger Manor (Monument)


Two fishponds are shown on historic mapping. The earliest was much extended in the late 19th or early 20th Century; a second was constructed at around the same time, but appears to have since been removed.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows a fishpond situated at SS 6996 4527, which is c.73 metres northwest to southeast by c.41m northeast to southwest. [1] By the time of the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map the fishpond had been extended to an area slightly larger than that shown on the 2013 MasterMap data. A further fishpond had also been added at SS 6986 4519 (the latter is also shown on the 1938 map and the 1963 map but is no longer shown on 2013 MasterMap data). [2-5] The first fishpond is also shown on the Tithe Map for Lynton and Lynmouth Parish. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <2>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904. [Mapped features: #40467 Original, extended fishpond, ; #40468 Later fishpond, ]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap.
  • <6> Map: 1840. Lynton and Lynmouth Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference Centred SS 6993 4525 (168m by 135m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 30544
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 57003
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/122
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/23/3
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21024

Record last edited

Oct 21 2020 3:01PM


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