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HER Number:MDV11733
Name:TOWER in the Parish of Abbotsham

Summary

The remains of a keep or watch tower lie two miles from bideford on the road to hartland. Said to be the work of ancient britons (davidson)vis=5/12/1980 (os). There is nothing to be seen in the vicinity but it is possible that he was referring to the old windmill site (ss42nw/104) nearby.(os). Vis=2/12/1988 (meade). Tower. Have never heard of or seen remains of a tower. The grid reference seems to suggest that it must refer to the windmill.(meade).

Location

Grid Reference:SS 423 256
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotsham
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NW/100

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOWER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV13012.

Davidson, j. /notes on the antiquities of devon before the roman conquest/ (1861)16.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV13013.

Osa=ss42nw18.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV13014.

Des=meade, h. M. /letter with amendments to parish checklist/(2/12/1988).


MEADE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV14240.

The remains of a keep or watch tower lie two miles from bideford on the road to hartland. Said to be the work of ancient britons (davidson)vis=5/12/1980 (os). There is nothing to be seen in the vicinity but it is possible that he was referring to the old windmill site (ss42nw/104) nearby.(os). Vis=2/12/1988 (meade). Tower. Have never heard of or seen remains of a tower. The grid reference seems to suggest that it must refer to the windmill.(meade).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV13012Migrated Record:
SDV13013Migrated Record:
SDV13014Migrated Record:
SDV14240Migrated Record: MEADE.

Associated Monuments

MDV18755Related to: Windmill to north west of Abbotsham Cross (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM