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HER Number:MDV59850
Name:Ha-ha at Bishop's Court, Sowton


Ha-ha around bishop's Court House. It is most visible on the north side but also in woods to the west and traces also survive to the south.


Grid Reference:SX 981 919
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSowton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARRINGDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SE/1/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HA HA (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

BAKKE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV122439.

There is a haha around bishop's court house. Most visible on n side but also in woods on w + traces to s. A single revetted face (bakke).

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV122440.

Recorded on raf 1947 ap (aph).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV122441.

Des=bakke, c. /(9/11/1998)/as above.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV122442.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1974/2458/(11/4/1947)/smr 37/47.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Curving line of the ha-ha visible to the north and north-east sides of the house. Map object partly based on this source

Debois Landscape Survey Group, 2007, Bishops Court, Devon. Landscape Survey and Management Plan, Appendix 1: BC06, 07, 18 (Report - non-specific). SDV349911.

Mid 19th-20th century stone and brick built ha-ha in poor to fair condition. A path, part of a circuit walk, which is shown on the 1889 Ordnance Survey map, runs along the top of the ha-ha. Map object partly based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV122439Migrated Record: BAKKE.
SDV122440Migrated Record: APH.
SDV122441Migrated Record:
SDV122442Aerial Photograph:
SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV349911Report - non-specific: Debois Landscape Survey Group. 2007. Bishops Court, Devon. Landscape Survey and Management Plan. Debois Landscape Survey Group Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. Appendix 1: BC06, 07, 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV87487Part of: Parkland and Gardens at Bishop's Court, Sowton (Park/Garden)
MDV10076Related to: Bishop's Court, Sowton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2016 4:11PM