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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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]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.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.



Grid reference Centred SS 7622 5047 (93m by 66m) MasterMap
Map sheet SS75SE

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Other Statuses/References

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

Record last edited

Jan 25 2022 1:14PM


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