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HER Number:MDV106181
Name:Rack Park, east of Seven Ash Farm, Kentisbury.

Summary

The field name 'Rack Park' suggests the site of a tenter ground where fulled cloth was stretched out on racks to dry.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 612 447
Map Sheet:SS64SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKentisbury
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKENTISBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TENTER GROUND (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Watts, S., 05/04/2013, Rackfield/Rack Park (Personal Comment). SDV351046.

The name Rack Park suggest the site of a tenter ground in the vincinty where fulled cloth was stretched on racks to dry.


Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848, 343 (Cartographic). SDV349431.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 1808 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Field called Rack Park on 1839/1840 Tithe Apportionment /Tithe Map (plot 343). Name hints at a connection with cloth fulling, but no mills are recorded from the area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 1808.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. 343. [Mapped feature: #65620 ]
SDV351046Personal Comment: Watts, S.. 05/04/2013. Rackfield/Rack Park. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 19 2016 9:15AM