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HER Number:MDV19702
Name:Afton Deerpark


Afton. Deerpark marked in saxton's map. Also mentioned in dr borde's list, written temp henry viii (shirley).


Grid Reference:SS 755 136
Map Sheet:SS71SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Worlington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST WORLINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS71SE/8/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DEER PARK (Early Medieval to XVIII - 1066 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

DMG, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68198.

The most likely site for this is that area encompassed by the river and roads immediately south of the barton (dmg).

RCHM, CITING DYER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV76165.

Dmg (above) suggests it might have been located in area immediately s of affeton barton almost encircled by roads and river. Field evidence is not very convincing. There is a 200m length of very substantial hedge bank (2m high) on the e. Bank is lower but stone-faced on n side. Bank becomes very insubstantial on s side and there is no good boundary on the w side (rchm, citing dyer).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV76167.

Shirley, e. P. /some account of english deerparks/(1867)90.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV76168.

Des=d. M. Griffiths/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV76169.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV76171.

Des=gallant, l. /deer parks/(1986)/manuscript in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV76172.

Stuckly, d. /tda/108(1976)1-11/presidential address: a devon parish lost, a new home discovered.

GALLANT, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV943.

Afton is shown on speed's map of 1610 bordering little dart park to the s of the river but no house is shown. At the beginning of c18 dennis stucly let the barton to affeton but reserved the free warren to 'hunt, hawk and fish' (gallant).

Shirley, E. P., 1867, Some Account of English Deerparks (Monograph). SDV314505.

Afton. Deerpark marked in saxton's map. Also mentioned in dr borde's list, written temp henry viii (shirley).

Exeter Archaeology, 1993 - 1994, Untitled Source (Archive - Survey). SDV339669.

Vis=8/7/1994 (emafu) deer park is shown on saxton's map as being s of the river, but mapping and location are very schematic and imprecise.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV314505Monograph: Shirley, E. P.. 1867. Some Account of English Deerparks. Some Account of English Deerparks. Unknown.
SDV339669Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 1993 - 1994. Culm Measures Survey. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV68198Migrated Record: DMG.
SDV76165Migrated Record: RCHM, CITING DYER.
SDV76167Migrated Record:
SDV76168Migrated Record:
SDV76169Migrated Record:
SDV76171Migrated Record:
SDV76172Migrated Record:
SDV943Migrated Record: GALLANT.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 2 2011 10:20AM