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HER Number:MDV53041
Name:Pond at Buckland Abbey


Medieval water source at Buckland Abbey shown on 19th century map


Grid Reference:SX 488 668
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/501/13
  • Old SAM Ref: 24846
  • Tide Project: 10/07/2020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POND (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Pond shown on 19th century map with a 'Sluice' on the west side and a well shown as 'W' to the east.

Gibbons, P., 1994, 134699 (Un-published). SDV241967.

The main water source for Buckland Abbey was the stream to the north of the claustral ranges. This feeds a small pond which is retained by an earthdam and held within vertical stone rubble retaining walls of some 2 metres depth. Water from the dam is then culverted in the area where the kitchens and reredorter buildings were situated.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Buckland Abbey (Schedule Document). SDV344044.

Pond within the Scheduled area of Buckland Abbey. An essential part of the design of all abbeys was the provision of a supply of fresh running water. At Buckland Abbey the main water source was the stream to the north of the claustral ranges. Other details: Monument 24846.

Nicholas Pearson Associates, 2001, Buckland Abbey: Historic Survey and Restoration Plan, App. 2.4 (Report - Survey). SDV241983.

Pre 1843 silted up pond to the north of the farm buildings with a sluice to the west.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

'Ponds' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241967Un-published: Gibbons, P.. 1994. 134699. Monument Protection Programme. Not applicable. Unknown.
SDV241983Report - Survey: Nicholas Pearson Associates. 2001. Buckland Abbey: Historic Survey and Restoration Plan. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound + Digital. App. 2.4.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344044Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Buckland Abbey. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94536 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5451Part of: Buckland Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 10 2020 3:23PM