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HER Number:MDV11943
Name:Stevenstone Deer Park

Summary

Stevenstone Deer Park recorded from the 15th to the 19th century

Location

Grid Reference:SS 526 190
Map Sheet:SS51NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSt. Giles in the Wood
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishST.GILES IN THE WOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS51NW/19

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DEER PARK (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SS51NW11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV339183.

The west side of the northern extension appears to coincide with the Civil War earthwork.


NMR, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV339184.

Donn's map shows the extent of the deerpark centred at SS526190, substantially same as delineated on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch 1905 map with fence skirting the gardens of Stevenstone House and extending north on the east side to include the present kennels area at SS530194. The west side of this extension appears to coincide with line of Civil War earthwork. The Ordnance Survey 1 inch 1809 map shows an enlargement of parkland northward, the footpath at SS523196 probably preserving the line of the fence which extended east into Squirrel Wood a little north of the kennels. Considerable additions in extent of parkland are shown on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch 1905 map.


Shirley, E. P., 1867, Some Account of English Deerparks, 92 (Monograph). SDV314505.

Said by Shirley to be still existing in 1867.


Donn, B., 1965, A Map of the County of Devon, 1765 (Reprint) (Monograph). SDV336413.

Other details: Sheet 26.


Whitaker, J., 1982, Untitled Source, 44 (Monograph). SDV7428.

Stevenstone Deer Park covered 350 acres and had fence of iron and split oak in 1892.


Gallant, L., 1986, Deer Parks and Paddocks of England (Un-published). SDV656.

From the 15th century the Rolle family resident at Stevenstone had "their warrens for conies and their park for deer" according to Risdon in 1630.


Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 209-10 (Monograph). SDV671.


Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 137 (Un-published). SDV170167.


Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 1999, Stevenstone (Un-published). SDV340784.

Lysons wrote that ‘there is a deer park at Stevenstone in which are some red deer.’ White (1850) noted that it was ‘a fine old mansion, with a deer park'. The sale particulars for the estate in 1909, then of over 6000 acres, mention the ‘grandly-timbered deer park’ of 500 acres'.


Slatcher, D., 2007, Deep Moor IVC: Desk Based Assessment, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV339133.

Other details: Appendix.


Devon Gardens Trust, 2013, Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest (Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns). SDV354335.


Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 2013, Stevenstone (Un-published). SDV357703.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV170167Un-published: Devon Gardens Trust. 1999. Devon Local Register. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. A4 Stapled + Digital. 137.
SDV314505Monograph: Shirley, E. P.. 1867. Some Account of English Deerparks. Some Account of English Deerparks. Unknown. 92.
SDV336413Monograph: Donn, B.. 1965. A Map of the County of Devon, 1765 (Reprint). A Map of the County of Devon, 1765 (Reprint). Hardback Volume.
SDV339133Report - Assessment: Slatcher, D.. 2007. Deep Moor IVC: Desk Based Assessment. RPS Leeds Report. DLE 1052. Digital. 4.
SDV339183Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS51NW11. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV339184National Monuments Record Database: NMR. NMR Index. Card Index.
SDV340784Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 1999. Stevenstone. Devon Register Review. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV354335Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns: Devon Gardens Trust. 2013. Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest. Historic Parks and Gardens - Register and Local List. Digital.
SDV357703Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Stevenstone. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV656Un-published: Gallant, L.. 1986. Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Manuscript.
SDV671Monograph: Gray, T.. 1995. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. Paperback Volume. 209-10.
SDV7428Monograph: Whitaker, J.. 1982. A Descriptive List of the Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Unknown. 44.

Associated Monuments

MDV64783Part of: Stevenstone House Park (Monument)
MDV44182Related to: Deer Shelter, Stevenstone Deer Park (Building)
MDV11939Related to: Stevenstone House, St. Giles in the Wood (Building)
MDV11938Related to: Stevenstone Park, Earthworks (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4280 - Deep Moor IVC

Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2015 3:33PM