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HER Number:MDV122092
Name:Ornamental Canal in Stover Park


Site of an ornamental canal running west to east across the park from Stover Bridge to Ventiford Meadows.


Grid Reference:SX 839 745
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeigngrace
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK
Ecclesiastical ParishTEIGNGRACE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORNAMENTAL CANAL (Created, XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Serpentine lake or canal shown across the park.

Waterhouse, R., 2006, Stover House. Archaeological Notes, 4, 7 (Report - non-specific). SDV364294.

Serpentine canals wind through the shallow valley of the Ventiford Brook, terminating in a large lake from which narrow ornamental canals radiate. The serpentine lake/canal is shown on an engraving of 1793 and all are shown on sale plan of 1828.

Askew Nelson Ltd, 2014, Stover Park. Parkland Plan, 66, 70, Plan F.9 (Un-published). SDV358318.

Ornamental canal running west to east across the park from Stover Bridge to Ventiford Meadows. The canal is still evident within the park but the section within Ventiford Meadows appears to have been infilled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #111697 ]
SDV358318Un-published: Askew Nelson Ltd. 2014. Stover Park. Parkland Plan. Digital. 66, 70, Plan F.9.
SDV364294Report - non-specific: Waterhouse, R.. 2006. Stover House. Archaeological Notes. Devon Rural Archive. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4, 7.

Associated Monuments

MDV52191Parent of: Weir in Goilmoors Plantation, Stover Park (Monument)
MDV56726Part of: Stover Park, Teigngrace (Monument)
MDV38611Related to: Bridge 300 metres north of Stover House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7491 - Preparation of Parkland Plan for Stover Park, Newton Abbot, Devon

Date Last Edited:Apr 29 2021 1:40PM