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HER Number:MDV64048
Name:Bee boles at Lower Churchill Farm, East Down


Four bee boles in the south wall of a barn which probably dates to the late 18th century. Each bole has a projecting slate cill.


Grid Reference:SS 595 408
Map Sheet:SS54SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Down
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST DOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • International Bee Research Association: 451
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS54SE/125

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEE BOLE (XVIII - 1750 AD (Between) to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1984, East Down, 4 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336982.

Barn, 2 metres north-east of Lower Churchill Farmhouse, probably late 18th century. Slate rubble with cob at first floor.
South side has four bee-boles in cob each bole consisting of a niche lined with plaster with round heads and projecting semi-circular slate sills.
See listing description for full details of barn.

Walker, P. + Ogden, R. B., 1995, Bee Boles and Other Bee Keeping Structures in Devon, 117, Fig. 5 (Article in Serial). SDV2631.

Four bee boles, 8ft up in the stone and cob wall of an outbuilding. Each has a projecting slate base. International Bee Research aAsociation Register No. 451.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Barn depicted.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2631Article in Serial: Walker, P. + Ogden, R. B.. 1995. Bee Boles and Other Bee Keeping Structures in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 127. A5 Paperback. 117, Fig. 5.
SDV336982List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1984. East Down. Historic Houses Register. Hard copy. 4.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #41190 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV32260Part of: Barn at Lower Churchill Farm, East Down (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 15 2023 6:11PM