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HER Number:MDV11696
Name:Dunsland Northern Fishpond, Bradford


A fishpond SW of Bramber Wood. Probably associated with the Tudor house of Dunsland.


Grid Reference:SS 408 054
Map Sheet:SS40NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBradford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRADFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS40NW/6/9/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, Untitled Source (Correspondence). SDV5644.

Wall, J. C., 1906, Ancient Earthworks, 623 (Article in Monograph). SDV341465.

A rectangular earthwork SW of Bramber Wood. Identified by Wall as a homestead moat.

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 342 (Monograph). SDV17562.

A rectangular earthwork SW of Bramber Wood. Identified by Hoskins as the probable medieval site of Dunsland manor.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SS40NW9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV5639.

A flat area 38m by 14m enclosed by a bank 7m wide and 1m high. Originally fed by a leat to SW corner. This feature, now entirely planted with conifers, is not a moat or the site of a manor house but a fishpond, probably associated with the Tudor house of Dunsland.

National Trust, 1992, Dunsland, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV5640.

Northern pond, Bramble Wood. Most N of 2 long ponds, following line of NW-SE and fed by stream which runs along E boundary of estate.(see also SS40NW/24). Earthwork at NW tip possibly site of medieval fishpond.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 342.
SDV341465Article in Monograph: Wall, J. C.. 1906. Ancient Earthworks. Victoria History of the County of Devon. Hardback Volume. 623.
SDV5639Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SS40NW9.
SDV5640Report - Survey: National Trust. 1992. Dunsland, Devon. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report.
SDV5644Correspondence: Unknown. Correspondence between OS and National Trust.

Associated Monuments

MDV395Related to: Dunsland House, Bradford (Monument)
MDV14198Related to: Dunsland Southern Fishpond, Bradford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 31 2007 9:57AM