MSO8073 - Post-medieval fishpond at Blackford (Monument)

Summary

A fish pond is visible on historic maps. This feature is believed to be associated with the manorial complex at Blackford (MSO11590, MSO8017 and MSO8072).

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A fish pond is noted on the six inch Ordnance Survey maps of 1938 and 1962. This feature is believed to be associated with the manorial complex at Blackford. [1, 2] This pond was associated with the manorial complex at Blackford which included a still extant dovecote (MSO8017) and a corn mill (MSO8072) although the manor house (MSO11590) has been destroyed. [3] A fishpond was visible on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Edition Ordnance Survey maps at SS 9238 4511. This was no longer seen on the 2014 MasterMap. The feature is unlabelled on the 1st Edition mapping. [4-7] The pond is shown on the Tithe Map for Selworthy occupying a much larger area. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1928-1938. 6 Inch Map: 1928-1938, 3rd Edition. 1:10560. 1938, 34NE.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1962, 6" SS94NW.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, 3 May 1984.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1933-1938. County Series, Third Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <8>XY Map: 1841. Selworthy Tithe Map and Apportionment. [Mapped feature: #46548 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9238 4511 (36m by 42m)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11589
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW50
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1119192
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33995

Record last edited

Nov 4 2020 3:53PM

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