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HER Number:MDV12047
Name:Kings Nympton Deerpark west of King's Nympton


Deerpark, extending to 115 hectares, is shown on historic maps (1610, 1765 and 1809). Kings Nympton Park was enclosed by Sir Lewis Pollard during th reign of Henry VII.


Grid Reference:SS 668 191
Map Sheet:SS61NE
Admin AreaDevon
DistrictNorth Devon

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS61NE/15
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

EH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6015.

C15 deerpark extending to 115ha with three outlying areas. A narrow crescent shape at 'snydles barn' at ss66251935 + the small circular 'west toptrees plantations' at ss67501925 + ss67421910. The park is bounded by an earthwork park pale along the southeast boundary + to the south of 'homeclose copse' to the east of the house (eh).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68809.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68810.

Polwhele, r. /history of devon/3(1797)392-3.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68811.

Donn, b. /map of devon/(1765).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68812.

Shirley, e. P. /some account of english deerparks/(1867)90.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68813.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68814.

Simpson, s, j. /(8/4/1993)/culm ras/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68815.

Simpson, s. J. + weddell, p. J. /devon culm measures rapid archaeological survey summary report/(1993)4/(emafu report 93.45).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68816.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68817.

Des=devon gardens trust/historic parks & gardens register review/(1999).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68818.

Cherry, b. + pevsner, n. /the buildings of england: devon/(1989)522-3.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68819.

Des=os 6" 2nd ed(1906)31ne.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68820.

English heritage/(4/9/2003)/description + plan.

GALLANT, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV943.

Park of kingsnemet shown on speed's map of 1610 with the house inside. House shown as new place within the mile long park on donn's map of 1765 (gallant).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

Kings nympton park enclosed by sir lewis pollard during reign of henry vii 'lately desparked' (polwhele in 1797). Shown on donn's map, centred at ss667191(os), also on os 1" map 1809.

Simpson, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18634.

Vis=8/4/1993(simpson) visible for much of its length on sw + e side as a substantial bank with broad internal ditch. Ne area appears to have been destroyed by later field system, although may in part be followed by road at ss678199. Part removed by r. Mole at brush weir (simpson).

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

Also marked by saxton (shirley).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV18634Migrated Record: Simpson.
SDV314505Monograph: Shirley, E. P.. 1867. Some Account of English Deerparks. Some Account of English Deerparks. Unknown.
SDV6015Migrated Record: EH.
SDV68809Migrated Record:
SDV68810Migrated Record:
SDV68811Migrated Record:
SDV68812Migrated Record:
SDV68813Migrated Record:
SDV68814Migrated Record:
SDV68815Migrated Record:
SDV68816Migrated Record:
SDV68817Migrated Record:
SDV68818Migrated Record:
SDV68819Migrated Record:
SDV68820Migrated Record:
SDV943Migrated Record: GALLANT.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2021 9:03AM