MDE21742 - 19th Century recreation land south of Stony Lane (Monument)

Summary

Allotment described in 1862 as 'public recreation land' awarded to churchwardens and overseers of poor for communal use. Extent of 2 acres.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Allotment described on 1862 Parracombe Down Enclosure Award and map as 'public recreation land' awarded to churchwardens and overseers of poor for communal use. Extent of 2 acres. [1,2] Still visible as a field of furze and rough pasture on the 1963 Ordnance Survey map, with footpath running through it. [3] The area was part of the larger Down on the Tithe Map for Parracombe and was not subdivided from it. [4] The parcel is shown as a discrete enclosed space on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [5] The field is still visible on 2020 MasterMap data. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: 1862. Parracombe Down Enclosure Award.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilmshurst, F.A.. 2000. Enclosure Awards file and accompanying map overlays. Parracombe Down.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <4> Map: 1839. Parracombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #44427 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6839 4504 (139m by 118m)
Map sheet SS64NE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 62125
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/140

Record last edited

Oct 14 2020 2:41PM

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