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HER Number:MDV32695
Name:Saltpill Duck Pond


Duck pond, now nature reserve, shown on late 19th and early 20th century maps. Later 20th and 21st century maps show area of water altered and extended.


Grid Reference:SS 505 330
Map Sheet:SS53SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFremington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFREMINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Historic pond marked 'Saltpill Duck Pond' on nineteenth century mapping at Home Farm Marsh

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SW/48
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POND (Unknown date)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 12NE (Cartographic). SDV335644.

'Saltpill Duck Pond' shown.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Shows extent of water in first half of 20th century.

Ordnance Survey, 1964, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV339898.

'Saltpill Duck Pond' shown.

Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Shows early 21st century extent of water.

Wessex Archaeology, 2007, RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV342125.

Other details: WA 171.

Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

'Saltpill Duck Pond' and 'Nature Reserve' shown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV335644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 12NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV339898Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1964. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.
SDV342125Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 67300.01. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV32694Related to: Footbridge at Saltpill Duck Pond (Monument)
MDV32693Related to: Footbridge at Saltpill Duckpond (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4490 - RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment

Date Last Edited:Mar 21 2019 3:00PM