MEM24943 - 20th Century golf course at Lee Abbey (Monument)


In the early 20th Century a golf course was set around Lee Abbey, which was at that time being used as a hotel.

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Full Description

Lee Abbey house was converted into a hotel after 1921. A golf course was set out around the hotel in the unenclosed parkland. The hotel company went bankrupt in the 1930s. [1] SS 698 492. The remains of a field system at Lee Abbey.The system was seen by McDonnell as a miscellaneous group of earthworks, parchmarks, linear and ring shaped banks and platforms on aerial photographs [2] around Lee Abbey and thought to be possibly associated with a disused golf course. [3] Some of the earthwork features recorded under MDE11247 may or may not relate to the golf course. [4,5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Report: Riley, H. 2017. Assessment and Metric Survey of Archaeological Features at Lee Abbey, Exmoor National Park Project Report. 6.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK 1655/3155-57 (11 July 1946).
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6949a.
  • <4> Leaflet: Purdon, R.. 1985. A Brief History of Lee Abbey.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 30 March 1994.



Grid reference SS 6979 4920 (point)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Record last edited

Mar 1 2022 11:50AM


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