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HER Number:MDV33205
Name:Bee boles south of Batworthy Mill

Summary

Bee boles approximately 4.0 metres south of Batworthy Mill. Row of eight bee boles. Probably 19th century. Made from slabs of roughly dressed granite set in a granite stone rubble wall. Set in the south face of a low curving garden wall are a row of eight square niches once used for housing bee skeps. Besides being intrinsically attractive this is an unusually large number of bee boles for Devon.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 713 851
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/32/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEE BOLE (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Chagford, 4 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350463.

Bee boles approximately 4.0 metres south of Batworthy Mill. Row of eight bee boles. Probably 19th century. Made from slabs of roughly dressed granite set in a granite stone rubble wall. Set in the south face of a low curving garden wall are a row of eight square niches once used for housing bee skeps. Besides being intrinsically attractive this is an unusually large number of bee boles for Devon.


Walker, P. + Ogden, R. B., 1995, Bee Boles and Other Bee Keeping Structures in Devon, 118, number 1059 (Article in Serial). SDV2631.

International Bee Research Association number 1059.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2631Article in Serial: Walker, P. + Ogden, R. B.. 1995. Bee Boles and Other Bee Keeping Structures in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 127. A5 Paperback. 118, number 1059.
SDV350463List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Chagford. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 4.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87738 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8262Related to: Batworthy Mill, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 18 2019 12:56PM