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HER Number:MDV45770
Name:Cloakham Lawn, Axminster

Summary

Cloakham Lawn was formerly part of the 19th century park associated with Cloakham House.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 302 991
Map Sheet:SY39NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY39NW/67

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Cloakham Lawn depicted on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Fletcher, M. J., 1989, Untitled Source, 3 (Site Visit). SDV345537.

Other details: Figures 2-3, 11.


Weddell, P. J., 1991, Archaeological Appraisal of Potential Development Areas in Axminster and its Environs, 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV99927.

The Lawn, a landscaped park belonging to Cloakham House, was laid out by James Frampton who purchased the house in 1824. It includes a carriage drive and lodge which faces Chard Road.


Blackwell, R., 2009, Cloakham Lawns, Axminster, Devon: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 3, 11, 20 (Report - Assessment). SDV347557.

The site was formerly part of the 19th century park associated with Cloakham House. A small number of extant park features, likely to be of low (local) cultural heritiage interest, comprising trees, a boundary wall and the road leading to the house, have been identiifed within the site. These features are likely to be of negligible cultural heritage interest.
Field names detailed in the Axminster tithe apportionment include several regerences to to 'Stagmoor' within and adjacent to the south-western area of the site, suggesting a deer park may have been in the vicinity. There are also references to 'Deadlake' both in the south-western and eastern part of the site but the location of the feature to which it refers is unclear and may lay outside the area.


Hart, J., 2010, Cloakham Lawns, Axminster, Devon: Archaeological Evaluation, 4, Figs 1-2 (Report - Evaluation). SDV347538.

The earliest cartographic source, the 1778 Map of the Manor of Axminster, indicates that the site remained in agricultural use until the early 19th century, when it became part of a park for Cloakham House, at which time it became known as Cloakham Lawn.
During the Second World War, Cloakham Lawns lay within the Taunton Stop Line. Remains associated with the Stop Line are present within the site and include an anti-tank cube as well as possible below-ground remains of an anti-tank ditch and pillbox shown on 1940s aerial photographs, however no remains relating to the Stop Line were exposed during trench evaluation.


Bunn, D., 2010, Geophysical Survey on Land at Cloakham Lawns, Axminster, Devon., 3 (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV347537.

The site was formerly part of the 19th century park associated with Cloakham House, but was divided and sold off in the early 20th century and reverted to agricultural use. A small number of extant park features have been identified, comprising trees, a boundary wall and the road leading to the house. Other details: Figure 7.


Sturch, D., 2017, Rhymes of Life 1947-1952 "The Camp" (Millwey Rise), 25 (Pamphlet). SDV361029.

The iron railings, stone capped piers of the boundary wall, and white scrolled gate are mentioned, with a trackway of grey stone.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92595 ]
SDV345537Site Visit: Fletcher, M. J.. 1989. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. 3.
SDV347537Report - Geophysical Survey: Bunn, D.. 2010. Geophysical Survey on Land at Cloakham Lawns, Axminster, Devon.. Pre-Construct Geophysics Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 3.
SDV347538Report - Evaluation: Hart, J.. 2010. Cloakham Lawns, Axminster, Devon: Archaeological Evaluation. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 10109. A4 stapled + Digital. 4, Figs 1-2.
SDV347557Report - Assessment: Blackwell, R.. 2009. Cloakham Lawns, Axminster, Devon: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 08205. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3, 11, 20.
SDV361029Pamphlet: Sturch, D.. 2017. Rhymes of Life 1947-1952 "The Camp" (Millwey Rise). A5 Stapled. 25.
SDV99927Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J.. 1991. Archaeological Appraisal of Potential Development Areas in Axminster and its Environs. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.14. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9.

Associated Monuments

MDV80445Related to: Building, Cloakham Lawn, Axminster (Monument)
MDV17288Related to: Cloakham House (Building)
MDV45771Related to: Cloakham Lodge, Axminster (Monument)
MDV80444Related to: Pond, Cloakham Lawn, Axminster (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5152 - Geophysical Survey on Land at Cloakham Lawns, Axminster
  • EDV5153 - Archaeological Evaluation on Land at Cloakham Lawns, Axminster

Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2019 8:05AM