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HER Number:MDV64095
Name:Beeboles at Boode Farm


Part of a set of beeboles survives in a stone and cob orchard wall. Originally contained 3 rows of 9 recesses.


Grid Reference:SS 500 381
Map Sheet:SS53NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53NW/146/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEE BOLE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Walker, P. + Ogden, R. B., 1995, Bee Boles and Other Bee Keeping Structures in Devon, 101-2, 118 (Article in Serial). SDV2631.

Part of a set that was probably larger survives in a stone and cob wall at Boode Farm. From careful examination of the surviving beeholes and the remains at the site it appears that the orchard wall once contained 3 rows of 9 recesses, totalling 27. Figure 4 shows 6 of them, the lower 2 rows in stone and the upper one in cob, with a slate projecting above each recess. Other details: Figure 4.

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. 101-2, 118.

Associated Monuments

MDV36757Related to: Boode Farmhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 17 2008 3:27PM