MDE21567 - Cussacombe or Cuzzicombe Post, Cussacombe Common (Monument)

Summary

The post was set up in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. It was replaced in 1977 for the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and in 2020. The plaque was replaced in 2012 for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Cussacombe Post' is marked on the 1st and 2nd Editions and 1962 Ordnance Survey maps. [1-3] Cussacombe Post, a guide post, is on the ridgeway. It is a square, wooden post, 22 centimetres width and approximately 3 to 3.5 metres high. [4] The Cuzzicombe Post was set up in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. In 1977, it was replaced for the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. [5] The plaque is difficult to read, and is unlikely to be visible for much longer. It reads 'To commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977 and replacing a similar post erected in 1897 at the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria'. [6] The plaque was replaced in 2012 by Exmoor National Park Authority to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. [7] Cussicombe Post was first installed to celebrate the Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. It was since replaced for the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. This year (2020), the post had deteriorated and needed replacing once again. Therefore Richard Eales, Area Ranger for ENPA, coordinated the replacement of this post, with Molland Estate kindly donating the oak post, and Wedgewood Buildings Ltd at West Anstey milling the post for free. ENPA Field Services Team installed the new oak post. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 16SW.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <4> Report: Bannister, N.R. and Bannister, D.E.. 1992. Historic landscape survey of the Molland Estate, Nr South Molton, Devon. A35, 8 June 1992.
  • <5> Article in serial: Westcott, R.. 2008. Cuzzicombe Post - Marking the Way to the Moor. Exmoor Review. 49. P.45, 56-57, Photographs.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. Various. ENPA archaeologist field visit. F Glover, 17 June 2011.
  • <7> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Photograph.
  • <8> Verbal communication: Various. 1954-Present. Exmoor National Park Authority staff comments. Dan Barnett, Access & Recreation Manager, 12 May 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8040 3041 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish MOLLAND, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 54035
  • Devon SMR: SS83SW/39

Record last edited

May 17 2021 9:29AM

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