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HER Number:MDV118092
Name:Earthwork within Bishop's Court Park, Sowton


Shallow depression, possibly a former pond or a feature associated with the military camp that was established here during the Second World War.


Grid Reference:SX 982 921
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

  • POND? (Unknown date)
  • MILITARY SITE (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

A square feature is shown in this location on the RAF aerial photo.

Debois Landscape Survey Group, 2007, Bishops Court, Devon. Landscape Survey and Management Plan, Appendix 1: BC45X (Report - non-specific). SDV349911.

Shallow depression of unknown date within Bishop's Court park. Possibly a former pond. In poor condition.

Watts, S., 2016, Feature in Bishop's Court Park (Personal Comment). SDV359953.

A square feature is shown in this location on the RAF aerial photo. The earthwork depression may, therefore, be military in origin, associated with the camp that was here during the Second World War.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
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. Appendix 1: BC45X. [Mapped feature: #3685 ]
SDV359953Personal Comment: Watts, S.. 2016. Feature in Bishop's Court Park. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV52963Related to: Military Camp, Northeast of Bishop’s Court, Sowton (Monument)
MDV87487Related to: Parkland and Gardens at Bishop's Court, Sowton (Park/Garden)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 22 2016 3:07PM