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HER Number:MDV49665
Name:Fishpond at Blachford, Cornwood


Fish pond laid out to the south of Blachford Manor House in 1827 by James Green. The course of the River Yealm was altered in this process.


Grid Reference:SX 611 598
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/96/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FISHPOND (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1830 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Ponds depicted on the Tithe Map, 1232 on the Cornwood Apportionment. The tithe map also records the original course of the river before the ponds were designed.

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

'Blachford Fish pond' depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Various, 2014, Country Life (Website). SDV357281.

Blachford’s famous deer park and lake were laid out by James Green in 1827.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Blachford fish pond is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93549 ]
SDV357281Website: Various. 2014. Country Life. http://www.countrylife.co.uk/. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV14527Related to: Blachford Deer Park, Cornwood (Park/Garden)
MDV23538Related to: Blachford House, Cornwood (Building)
MDV67145Related to: Boat house in fish pond at Blachford, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127065Related to: Footbridge south-west of Blachford Manor (Monument)
MDV108245Related to: Original course of the River Yealm at Blachford (Monument)
MDV102899Related to: Weir at Blachford, east of Cornwood (Monument)
MDV102900Related to: Weir north of Blachford fish pond, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 9 2019 1:17PM