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HER Number:MDV103398
Name:Former Agricultural Building North-East of Bowden Wood

Summary

The ruins of a nineteenth century agricultural building, possibly an animal shelter, are visible on aerial photographs between the 1940s and 1950s. It was removed by the 1980s but some ruinous walls may survive.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 569 452
Map Sheet:SS54NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBerrynarbor
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBERRYNARBOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1459791
  • National Monuments Record: SS 54 NE 82
  • Pastscape

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BARN (XIX to XX - 1840 AD to 1904 AD)

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

The structure does not correspond to any features depicted on the map.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The structure corresponds with a rectangular building or buildings and enclosure that is depicted but not marked.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

The building is visible as a roofless structure.


Royal Air Force, 1955, RAF 82/1281 (F22), RAF 82/1281 (F22) 0036 29-AUG-1955 (Aerial Photograph). SDV350653.

The ruins of a probable agricultural building are visible as several upstanding walls.


Ordnance Survey, 1989, OS/89114, NMR OS/89114 660-661 04-MAY-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV350315.

The building is not visible.


Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Two sides of the structure are visible as ruins adjacent to the hedgebank.


Exmoor National Park, 2009, Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme (Archive - Survey). SDV350587.

The ruins of a probable Post Medieval agricultural building are visible as several upstanding walls on aerial photographs of the 1950s at SS 5613 4522. Its location at the top of a valley, or Combe, suggests that it was most likely a barn or shelter for grazing animals. The remains of at least three parallel upstanding walls are visible, some of which have corners, suggesting the building was rectilinear in plan, perhaps with a central internal wall. Partial remains of several other shorter parallel walls are also visible at the opposite ends of the building. The building appears to face south-west on a steep south-west facing slope above a stream labelled Bodstone Gullies on the Ordnance Survey 1:25000 map of 2006. It is shown, but not annotated, on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889. The building is not visible on aerial photographs taken in 1989 and may have been demolished. A smaller building further down the valley to the south west may be associated with this (MDV103397)


Knight, S., 2012, Backlog Input Element of the North Devon Coast AONB National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV350734.

The building is not depicted on the Tithe map and appears therefore to have been constructed between the mid and late nineteenth century, and then to have become disused by the 1940s when it is visible on aerial photographs as a ruin. Only two sides of the building are visible on aerial photographs taken in 2006-2007.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350315Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89114. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/89114 660-661 04-MAY-1989.
SDV350587Archive - Survey: Exmoor National Park. 2009. Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme. Digital.
SDV350653Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1955. RAF 82/1281 (F22). Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF 82/1281 (F22) 0036 29-AUG-1955. [Mapped feature: #62876 ]
SDV350734Interpretation: Knight, S.. 2012. Backlog Input Element of the North Devon Coast AONB National Mapping Programme Project. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV103397Related to: Former Agricultural Building North-East of Bowden Wood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 10 2012 5:05PM