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HER Number:MDV19758
Name:Whitchurch Deerpark


A deerpark at Whitchurch is mentioned in the early 16th century. Placename evidence suggests it lay to the north of Down Road, however the exact location is not known.


Grid Reference:SX 488 739
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/98

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DEER PARK (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Shirley, E. P., 1867, Some Account of English Deerparks, 89 (Monograph). SDV314505.

Shirley lists Whitchurch as being mentioned in Dr Borde's account of deerparks, drawn up in the time of Henry VIII.

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

'Deerpark' marked to east of station, and 'Deer Park Down' to south-east.

Ordnance Survey, 1953 - 1969, Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map (Cartographic). SDV340358.

'Deer Park Farm' marked to the north of Down Road. Also 'Deer Park Quarry' shown.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX47SE24 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV350232.

A deer park at Whitchurch mentioned in a list of the sixteenth century. English Deer Parks 1867 89 (E P Shirley).

Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1992, Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Area Water Supply, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV340617.

Placename evidence suggests it lay north of Down Road, although the south boundary is not certain.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV314505Monograph: Shirley, E. P.. 1867. Some Account of English Deerparks. Some Account of English Deerparks. Unknown. 89.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340358Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953 - 1969. Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map. National Grid A edition imperial. Map (Digital).
SDV340617Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1992. Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Area Water Supply. Exeter Archaeology Report. 92.48. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV350232Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX47SE24. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2018 8:46AM