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HER Number:MDV36807
Name:Bee boles at 29 Church Street, Braunton


Length of cob wall with 11 bee boles.


Grid Reference:SS 488 369
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • International Bee Research Association: 0579
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/219
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 98308

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEE BOLE (XIX - 1801 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1985, Braunton, 30 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV73918.

Boundary wall with bee boles, probably 19th century. Length of cobwall on rubble plinth approximately 20 metres long. Pantiled gabled coping. Rubble base of wall carried 11 bee boles on south side with 6 to the lower range and 5 in the offset row above. Niches are plastered with slate sills, rounded backs and slightly shouldered heads. Overgrown in 1984. Other details: 12/72.

Walker, P. + Ogden, R. B., 1995, Bee Boles and Other Bee Keeping Structures in Devon, 117 (Article in Serial). SDV2631.

Bee boles recorded at Church Street, Braunton. International Bee Research Association No. 579.

International Bee Research Association, 2008, International Bee Research Association (Website). SDV341319.

Bee boles at 29 Church Street, Braunton. Eleven external recesses in 2 rows, of 6 and 5. Recess shape at front, arched and domed, at back, rounded. Located in cob garden wall, in fair condition. Date of construction 1550. IBRA Bee Boles Register number 0579.

Historic England, 2023, National Heritage List for England, 1325559 (National Heritage List for England). SDV365228.

Boundary wall with beeboles.
See listing description for full details.
Date first listed: 14th November 1985

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. 117.
SDV341319Website: International Bee Research Association. 2008. International Bee Research Association. http://www.ibra.org.uk. Printout + Digital.
SDV365228National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2023. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1325559. [Mapped feature: #89153 ]
SDV73918List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Braunton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 30.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 15 2023 2:31PM