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HER Number:MDV34292
Name:Bee boles at Ford Farm, Manaton


Four bee boles housed in granite rubble garden wall, adjoining the road. Thought to be 18th century.


Grid Reference:SX 732 811
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/107/6
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEE BOLE (Constructed, XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Manaton, 13 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV303187.

Bee-boles in garden wall, north-north-west of Ford farmhouse adjoining road. Four bee-boles. Possibly 18th century. Housed in granite rubble garden wall, they have heavy projecting granite lintels. Forms a group with Ford farmhouse and its farm buildings.

Woods, S. H., 1988, Dartmoor Stone, 163 (Monograph). SDV346790.

Excellent set of bee boles at Ford (SX733 812). Image included.

Walker, P. + Ogden, R. B., 1995, Bee Boles and Other Bee Keeping Structures in Devon, 116 (Article in Serial). SDV2631.

International bee research association no 122.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

MANATON SX 78 SW 4/14 Bee-boles in garden wall, north- - north-west of Ford Farmhouse adjoining road GV II
4 bee-boles. Possibly C18. Housed in granite rubble garden wall, they have heavy projecting granite lintels. Forms a group with Ford Farmhouse (q.v.) and its farm buildings.
Listing NGR: SX7320981166

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. 116.
SDV303187List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Manaton. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 13.
SDV346790Monograph: Woods, S. H.. 1988. Dartmoor Stone. Dartmoor Stone. Hardback Volume. 163.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111638 Polygon approximate., ]

Associated Monuments

MDV77789Part of: Ford Farm, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 18 2019 12:17PM