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HER Number:MDV105480
Name:Ponds in Clovelly Park


Two ponds created in the late 18th or earlier 19th century along the course of a stream running through the park.


Grid Reference:SS 310 255
Map Sheet:SS32NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClovelly
Ecclesiastical ParishCLOVELLY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a medieval or later deer park pale and designed late 18th or early 19th century landscape ponds at Clovelly Court

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POND (Created, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Large pond depicted.

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

Area of pond not shown very clearly.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

The 1904-1906 map shows a small triangular shaped pond with a weir at its lower end feeding into a widened section of stream above a larger, irregular shaped pond with a square, lower, north-western end with a sluice.

Child, P, 2002, Countryside Stewardship. Clovelly Court (Correspondence). SDV354622.

Weir marked on early 20th century Ordnance Survey map. Not shown on earlier edition. Associated with ponds (see MDV105480).

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Two ponds shown. Comparison with earlier mapping shows the larger of the two to have been reduced in size.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64918 ]
SDV354622Correspondence: Child, P. 2002. Countryside Stewardship. Clovelly Court. Letter to Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV63446Part of: Clovelly Court Parkland and Gardens (Monument)
MDV11676Related to: Clovelly Court (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2020 4:11PM