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HER Number:MDV117790
Name:Oak Trees at Bishop's Court, Sowton


Oak trees along the line of the old parish road which are believed to be more than 300 years old.


Grid Reference:SX 982 918
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSowton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARRINGDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TREE (XVII to XVIII - 1601 AD to 1800 AD)

Full description

Debois Landscape Survey Group, 2007, Bishops Court, Devon. Landscape Survey and Management Plan, 8, Plan 2 (Report - non-specific). SDV349911.

The oldest trees recorded in the survey were oaks found along the line of the old parish road which was diverted in 1804. They were once part of the hedgerow lining that road. This together with their size suggests they are in excess of 300 years old. They may have once been part of Clist Wood which was still in existence in the mid 17th century but had been cleared by 1800.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349911Report - non-specific: Debois Landscape Survey Group. 2007. Bishops Court, Devon. Landscape Survey and Management Plan. Debois Landscape Survey Group Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 8, Plan 2. [Mapped features: #3656 ; #3657 ; #3658 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV87487Part of: Parkland and Gardens at Bishop's Court, Sowton (Park/Garden)
MDV117959Related to: Hollow Way across Bishop's Court Park, Sowton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5959 - Archaeological Survey, Bishops Court, Devon

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2016 3:51PM