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HER Number:MDV17654
Name:Fishpond at Canonsleigh Abbey, Burlescombe


A fishpond is refered to in the foundation charter for Canonsleigh Abbey. An ovoid enclosure shown on the 19th century Tithe Map is called Pond Garden.


Grid Reference:ST 069 175
Map Sheet:ST01NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01NE/45

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FISHPOND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

TITHE MAP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV42231.

Foundation charter of canonsleigh abbey (1161 - c.1177) refers to 'the fish pond', which is in or near the land of leghe (d + c rec soc). At this grid ref, the tithe map shows an ovoid enclosure (field no.101) which is called 'pond garden', surrounded by a larger field (no.102) called 'island piece' (tithe map).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV42233.

Devon + cornwall record soc/the cartulary of canonsleigh abbey/ n. S. No.8(1965)12.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV42234.

Des=tithe map in dro/copy in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV42235.

Des=dcc conservation section photo/549/21/aug 1982.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV42236.

Aph=dap/gc 1,2(26/3/1986).

Griffiths, D., 1983, ?Quay (Worksheet). SDV13596.

Vis=7/6/1982(griffiths) immediately south of 'shrubbery cottage' is a large circular/oval depression in the ground some ?20m in diameter. To the south of this is a mound 2-3m high. Hedge bank diverts round the south of this mound. The foundation charter suggests that the land of 'leghe' within which was the abbey itself (st01ne/2) was of fairly small size.

Griffith, F. M., 1986, DAP/GC, 1, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV57556.

Scott Wilson, 2008, Hanson Town Farm, Devon. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV344495.

Other details: Site 16.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV13596Worksheet: Griffiths, D.. 1983. ?Quay.
SDV344495Report - Assessment: Scott Wilson. 2008. Hanson Town Farm, Devon. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Scott Wilson Report. D118857. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.
SDV42231Migrated Record: TITHE MAP.
SDV42233Migrated Record:
SDV42234Migrated Record:
SDV42235Migrated Record:
SDV42236Aerial Photograph:
SDV57556Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1986. DAP/GC. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1, 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV1465Related to: Canonsleigh Abbey (Monument)
MDV17653Related to: Fenacre Water, Burlescombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4635 - Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment of Hanson Town Farm, Devon

Date Last Edited:Mar 24 2020 1:10PM