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HER Number:MDV125145
Name:Carriageway to Poltimore House


Carriageway built in 1870 from the southeastern corner of the park to the house.


Grid Reference:SX 970 959
Map Sheet:SX99NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
Civil ParishPoltimore
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPOLTIMORE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DRIVE (Built, XIX - 1870 AD to 1870 AD)

Full description

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

Driveway shown across the park.

Creighton, O. + Cunningham, P. + French, H., 2013, Peopling Polite Landscapes. Community and Heritage at Poltimore, Devon, 81, Fig. 6 (Article in Serial). SDV361004.

A new carriageway was built from the southeast corner of the park in 1870. Its curving course was designed to showcase the house and park. A new lodge was also built at the entrance.

Edwards, M., 2019, Pinhoe Phase 3, Devon: Geophysical Survey (Report - Survey). SDV363558.

Substrata undertook geophysical survey in advance of a planning application for an area at Poltimore, Pinhoe. Seventy nine anomaly groups were detected by the survey of which seventy seven may represent buried archaeology. This includes possible ring-ditches, trackways, field boundaries, the positions of former farm buildings as well as agricultural features.

Anomaly 2 is a modern farm track that used to be the initial section of the main approach to Poltimore House as depicted on OS 1880s-90s First Edition mapping.

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: #116338 ]
SDV361004Article in Serial: Creighton, O. + Cunningham, P. + French, H.. 2013. Peopling Polite Landscapes. Community and Heritage at Poltimore, Devon. Landscape History. 33. Digital. 81, Fig. 6.

Associated Monuments

MDV19787Part of: Poltimore Deer park (Monument)
MDV49388Related to: BRIDGE in the Parish of Upottery (Monument)
MDV10156Related to: Poltimore House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8246 - Geophysical Survey: Pinhoe Phase 3 (Ref: 1902PIN-R-1)

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 7:57AM