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HER Number:MDV63613
Name:Malborough Pound


Square walled enclosure adjoining churchyard to its east, now used as a public rest area and garden.


Grid Reference:SX 706 397
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX73NW/2/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 33783

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POUND (Early Medieval to XX - 1066 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Pound' shown.

English Heritage, 2001, Untitled Source (Schedule Document). SDV178531.

Animal pound 50m SW of All Saint's Church.
At SX70633979. Square walled enclosure adjoining churchyard to its E. Entered by gateway on N side, with one freestanding gatepost of rough schist. Pound walls of mortared schist rubble are 0.5m thick and up to 1.05m high. A number of small holes on W side have been opened out from recesses opening into the pound, measuring from 0.4m to 0.5m wide and set 0.6m from the ground. It is understood that these are rifle loops from WWII, when the pound was adapted for use as a home guard post. Floor inside has recently been laid with moulded blue stable bricks. Excluded from scheduling are all modern surfacings, although ground beneath is included. Now used as a public rest area + garden.

Horner, W., 2013, Malborough Pound (Ground Photograph). SDV355751.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV178531Schedule Document: English Heritage. 2001.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97381 ]
SDV355751Ground Photograph: Horner, W.. 2013. Malborough Pound. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV39399Related to: Home Guard Observation Post, Malborough Green (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 14 2014 4:47PM