MEM24055 - Banksdown (Building)


The building was known as Hill Cottage previously and is shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The site is shown as a clear area of a field on the Exton Tithe Map. [1] The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows a linear building at SS 9485 3631, orientated southwest to northeast and with several small enclosures abutting its southeastern elevation. The building is labelled Hill Cottage. [2] The building and enclosures appear to be shown on the 1946-8 aerial photographs taken by the Royal Air Force. [3] The building still appears to be extant and is now labelled Banksdown. It may or may not still be in use as residential accommodation. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1838. Exton Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 9486 3629 (54m by 51m)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Record last edited

Apr 3 2018 12:40PM


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