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HER Number:MDV14527
Name:Blachford Deer Park, Cornwood

Summary

19th century deer park laid out for fallow deer around Blachford House, along with the ponds in 1827 by James Green. River Yealm runs through the park.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 611 598
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 65 NW 24
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/96
  • Pastscape: 441295

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DEER PARK (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1830 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Deer Park' is indicated on the late 19th century historic map. Map object based on this source.

Whitaker, J., 1892, Deer Parks and Paddocks of England, 50 (Monograph). SDV102678.

Blachford Park covers an area of about 30 acres and is fenced by a stone wall and a wire fence. It contains about 40 fallow deer and was imparked about 1830. Water is supplied by the River Yealm which runs through the park.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Deer Park' is indicated on the early 20th century historic map.

Reichel, O. J., 1928 - 1938, The Hundreds of Devon: The Hundred of Ermington in Early Times, 284, 306, 319, 325, 329 (Article in Monograph). SDV177050.

Blachford, alias Blatchford and over Blachworthy, was Blacheorda in Domesday. It was held by Ralf De Pomeray of Judel of Totnes. Early descents given.

Gallant, L., 1986, Deer Parks and Paddocks of England, Manuscript in HER (Un-published). SDV656.

Various, 2014, Country Life, Accessed 24/10/2014 (Website). SDV357281.

Blachford’s famous deer park and lake were laid out by James Green in 1827.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Part of the boundary of the deer park can be traced on the modern mapping, especially when compared with the historic maps; the western and north-western edge in particular. Less clear where the eastern boundary lies, so this should be considered approximate. The park was said to cover around 30 acres so this polygon should include most of the original area, in the absence of any original plans.
Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV102678Monograph: Whitaker, J.. 1892. Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Unknown. 50.
SDV177050Article in Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928 - 1938. The Hundreds of Devon: The Hundred of Ermington in Early Times. The Hundreds of Devon. A5 Hardback. 284, 306, 319, 325, 329.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV357281Website: Various. 2014. Country Life. http://www.countrylife.co.uk/. Website. Accessed 24/10/2014.
SDV656Un-published: Gallant, L.. 1986. Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Manuscript. Manuscript in HER.

Associated Monuments

MDV23538Related to: Blachford House, Cornwood (Building)
MDV71089Related to: Deer linhay, Blachford Park (Monument)
MDV49665Related to: Fishpond at Blachford, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127065Related to: Footbridge south-west of Blachford Manor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 9 2019 1:17PM