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HER Number:MDV121742
Name:Embankment to south of South Hooe, Bere Ferrers

Summary

Embankment enclosing an area of low-lying land that was reclaimed from the intertidal area in the late 19th century but not improved until the early 20th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 417 646
Map Sheet:SX46SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBere Ferrers
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBERE FERRERS

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of Reclamation embankment on east side of River Tamar, constructed in late nineteenth century

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FLOOD DEFENCES (Built, XIX - 1850 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Embankment depicted, encirling southern end of low lying land within a loop of the River Tamar to the south of South Hooe, just above the High Water Mark of Ordinary Tides.


Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2017, South Cornwall Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, 148 (Interpretation). SDV360825.

A large man-made embankment forms the eastern bank of the Tamar and encloses an area of low-lying land that was reclaimed from the intertidal area in the late 19th century but not improved until the early 20th century.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Embankment and drain shown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111114 ]
SDV360825Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2017. South Cornwall Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. 148.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 30 2018 6:01PM