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HER Number:MDV11963
Name:Potheridge Deer Park


A deer park at potheridge is shown on saxton's map of 1575(shirley).


Grid Reference:SS 525 157
Map Sheet:SS51NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMerton
Ecclesiastical ParishMERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS51NW/48

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

SEE DRO, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV940.

Location of deerpark in e part of great potheridge estate is indicated by a 1574 licence for the building of a weir across the torridge to supply the leat to blynsham mills. This describes the weir as lying "ageynst and upon the landes. Of. Poddridge parke" (see dro).

SEE DRO, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV941.

Saxton's convention of showing the park ringing the house is indicative only of the presence of a park on the estate. The park is also mentioned in an early 18c account (see dro) as being 'many years disparked', and as having a lodge. This may be identified with potheridge lodge which, from the 18c at least, was located in the e of the estate.

GALLANT, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV943.

Called poderigge + poderidge in c17 (gallant).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV944.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV945.

Shirley, e. P. /english deer parks/(1867)92.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV946.

Dro=1148m/t deeds/merton 1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV947.

Dro=96m/box 88/30.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV948.

Pye, a. + westcott, k. /great potheridge farm, merton. An archaeological presentation survey/(1993)4/(emafu report 93.10).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV949.

Polwhele, r. /the history of devonshire/3(1793-1806).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV950.

Wcsl=pm/dev/1575/sax/1972/(saxton's map).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV951.

Des=gallant, l. /deer parks/(1986)/manuscript in smr.

Pye, A. + Westcott, K., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10332.

Polwhele clearly confirms its location with the following description "for the river torridge. Bounds the estate on 3 sides, making the e part, which was formerly the park, a kind of peninsula" (pye + westcott).

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

A deer park at potheridge is shown on saxton's map of 1575(shirley).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10332Migrated Record: Pye, A. + Westcott, K..
SDV314505Monograph: Shirley, E. P.. 1867. Some Account of English Deerparks. Some Account of English Deerparks. Unknown.
SDV940Migrated Record: SEE DRO.
SDV941Migrated Record: SEE DRO.
SDV943Migrated Record: GALLANT.
SDV944Migrated Record:
SDV945Migrated Record:
SDV946Migrated Record:
SDV947Migrated Record:
SDV948Migrated Record:
SDV949Migrated Record:
SDV950Migrated Record:
SDV951Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV54779Related to: Potheridge Lodge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 1:34PM