MDE8693 - Post-medieval fish weir near Countisbury Cove (Monument)


A fishing weir near Countisbury Cove is in the form of an L-shaped shingle bank.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

Full Description

A fishing weir is depicted on the 1980 Ordnance Survey 1:10000 sheet. [1] The feature was seen from the cliff top. It comprises a roughly "L"-shaped shingle bank. This bank acts as a dam and ponds back water on its upper or inland side. At the time of visit this area was holding water. [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3] The footings of the fish trap were photographed in calm weather and low tides in September 2023. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1980. 1:10000 Map, 1980. 1:10000.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. R Wilson-North, F1, 14 October 1993.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 766343, Extant 25 January 2022.
  • <4> Collection: 2023. Photographs of MDE8693, September 2023.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local Heritage List Status (Require info)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 75 SE6
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 766343
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)



Grid reference Centred SS 2762 1505 (93m by 66m) MasterMap
Map sheet SS21NE

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Record last edited

Sep 5 2023 12:01PM


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