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HER Number:MDV30304
Name:Rough Grey Pond


Fishponds at Rough Grey Bottom belonged to Dunkeswell Abbey in the medieval period


Grid Reference:ST 151 073
Map Sheet:ST10NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDunkeswell
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNKESWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10NE/24

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

'Rough Grey Pond' shown on OS 25" (1880s & 1906) maps as a long triangular feature c130m long x up to c24m wide to the southeast of 'Southlands' farm. Other details: Also on OS 25" (1906) map.

RAF, 1947, CPE/UK/1974/2300-1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV324133.

Dry pond visible on RAF 1947 aerial photographs.

Weddell, P. J., 1986, Dunkeswell (Report - Assessment). SDV123603.

Fishponds at Rough Grey Bottom. Extensive system of fishponds belonging to Dunkeswell Abbey (see PRN 1890) probably existed here. They have not been properly surveyed, one pond reclaimed and re-established at south end. Other details: Plan.

Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1992, Blackdown Hills Survey Archive (Report - Survey). SDV338065.

There are now 4 ponds here; as shown on OS 1:10,000 (1991) with a further new pond to the north. There has probably been considerable landscaping in recent years to the north of Fishponds House. This site has still not been properly surveyed. Other details: Visited.

Unknown, 1992, Slide (Photograph). SDV123703.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV123603Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J.. 1986. Dunkeswell. Devon Religious Houses Survey. 11. A4 Stapled.
SDV123703Photograph: Unknown. 1992. Slide. Photographs.
SDV324133Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. CPE/UK/1974/2300-1. Aerial Photograph.
SDV338065Report - Survey: Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S.. 1992. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. Unknown.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV12616Related to: Fishponds at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3026 - Dunkeswell
  • EDV3027 - Blackdown Hills Survey Archive
  • EDV3028 - CPE/UK/1974/2300-1
  • EDV3029 - Slide + Colour Print + Slide + colour print + black & white print

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 4:12PM