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HER Number:MDV42132
Name:Fishponds with Retaining Walls at West Molland Barton


Three fishponds with retaining walls to south-east of West Molland Barton. Ponds possibly 16th century, walls probably 18th century.


Grid Reference:SS 794 283
Map Sheet:SS72NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMolland
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMOLLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS72NE/2/8
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 398435

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FISHPOND (XVI to XVIII - 1501 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Map object based on this Source.

Department of Environment, 1988, Molland, 92 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337231.

Fishpond retaining walls approximately 150 metres to south-east of West Molland Barton. Fishpond retaining walls. Probably early 18th century. Coursed stone rubble, parts laid vertically and unmortared. Series of three irregularly-shaped fishponds divided by dams, below a spring in the valley to south-east of West Molland Barton. Unmortared retaining walls to ponds and mortared rubble retaining wall to bank behind ponds. One pond has small island. Although the retaining walls probably only date back to the 18th century it is likely that the fishponds are much earlier possibly dating back to the 16th century.

Bannister, N. R., 1992, Fishponds (Worksheet). SDV344403.

Site visit 26th June 1992. Three ponds in increasing size downstream, embanked by earthdams; all have water in (just). Middle pond has a pump (?) house, and the lower one, an island. All ponds are and were stone- faced, best preserved in lower pond. Other details: A63.

Unknown, 2002, West Molland Barton (Ground Photograph). SDV344402.

North Devon District Council, 2003, North Devon Buildings at Risk Survey 2000-2003, 51 (Report - Survey). SDV344372.

Several sections of poor walling. Other details: Photograph.

Simpson, J. + Geary, K. + Child, P., 2004, Untitled Source (Ground Photograph). SDV344401.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337231List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Molland. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 92.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344372Report - Survey: North Devon District Council. 2003. North Devon Buildings at Risk Survey 2000-2003. North Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 51.
SDV344401Ground Photograph: Simpson, J. + Geary, K. + Child, P.. 2004. Unknown.
SDV344402Ground Photograph: Unknown. 2002. West Molland Barton. Digital.
SDV344403Worksheet: Bannister, N. R.. 1992. Fishponds. Molland Estate Survey Record Sheets. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV755Related to: West Molland Barton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4599 - North Devon Buildings at Risk Survey 2000-2003

Date Last Edited:Mar 3 2010 8:51AM