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HER Number:MDV122170
Name:Swimming Pool, Abbotsham, Devon


Swimming pool located below Abbotsham cliff dating to the late 19th century. Still visible on modern mapping, however it is unclear as to whether it is still in use.


Grid Reference:SS 410 278
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotsham

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 2479

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SWIMMING POOL (XIX to XXI - 1880 AD to 2100 AD (Pre))

Full description

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

Swimming pool is visible on Ordnance Survey 1880-90s First Edition mapping.

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Mr Taylor of Abbotsham Court is said to have carved out a rectangular rock pool for bathing, presumably the small structure shown on the 1886 ordnance survey map.

GetMapping, 2010, GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV351585.

Swimming pool clearly visible on 2010 aerial photographs.

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

Swimming pool still present on 2018 Mastermap and is labelled 'pool'.

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: #111873 ]
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV351585Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 2010. GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs. Getmapping. Photograph (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 6 2018 10:20AM