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HER Number:MDV42035
Name:Fishpond at Parke, Bovey Tracey


Fish pond in grounds of Parke, probably formed during 19th century landscaping.


Grid Reference:SX 808 786
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NW/230

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FISHPOND (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Fish Pond' shown on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey Map. Large, irregularly shaped pond with two islands situated immediately to the south of the 'Mill Leat'. Also shown on 1906 6 inch map.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 101SW (Cartographic). SDV290465.

National Trust, 1984, Parke, 10 (Report - Survey). SDV287876.

A fishpond was dug in the park, probably part of the landscaping which would have accompanied the building of the present house, but possibly earlier. The pond, which is now overgrown and silted up, took water from a leat known to exist in 1640.

Exeter Archaeology, 2004, Archaeological Survey of Parke Weir, Bovey Tracey, 5 (Report - Survey). SDV290529.

The pond is an important element of the 19th century park landscape and occupies a prominent position in front of the main house at Parke. It is supplied with water from the leat to the north.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV287876Report - Survey: National Trust. 1984. Parke. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.
SDV290465Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 101SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV290529Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2004. Archaeological Survey of Parke Weir, Bovey Tracey. Exeter Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV30563Related to: Leat to Town Mills, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV8949Related to: Parke, Bovey Tracey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3581 - Archaeological Survey of Parke Weir, Bovey Tracey
  • EDV4317 - The National Trust Archaeological Survey of Parke, Devon

Date Last Edited:Oct 26 2007 12:32PM