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HER Number:MDV59252
Name:Structures, Bideford East the Water


Structures shown on the 1930s Ordnance Survey mapping which are possibly associated with culm working or they possess a military origin.


Grid Reference:SS 464 264
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/281

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XX - 1906 AD to 1947 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

Exeter Archaeology, 1996, Archaeological Assessment of the DCC Bideford East-the-Water Industrial Link Road, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV18926.

The 6 inch Ordnance Survey map of 1938 shows two rectangular structures, with others in the field to the southwest. The structures are not present on the 1947 aerial photographs. The structures may relate to culm working, since some of those to the southwest overlie the seam. There was a processing plant in the vicinity in the 1930s. However, a more likely site for this would be within Cleave Wood. Another possibility is that the structures were of military origin, perhaps surviving from World War One. A field visit found no trace of the structures, but a substantial platform was observed at the southeast corner of the field.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV18926Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1996. Archaeological Assessment of the DCC Bideford East-the-Water Industrial Link Road. Exeter Archaeology Report. 96.71. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped features: #96368 ; #96369 ; #96370 ; #96371 ; #96372 ; #96373 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2012 12:04PM