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HER Number:MDV64356
Name:Otterton Park


In the 18th century Otterton park extended over 7000 acres and according to Swete had every convenience including dove house, warren, deer park and ponds.


Grid Reference:SY 078 840
Map Sheet:SY08SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOtterton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOTTERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08SE/115

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARK (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Tree-lined avenue within 'Otterton Park' shown on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, running from cSY07818407 to cSY07938371.

Gallant, L., 1986, Deer Parks and Paddocks of England (Un-published). SDV656.

In the 18th century 'Otterton Park' covered 7000 acres, extending from 'Otterton Priory' to 'Peak Cliff' and to the sea, two miles south of the mansion. According to Swete, writing in the 18th century, the park had every convenience including 'dove house, warren, park for 150 head of deer, carp ponds and ponds for sea fish'. The proximity to 'Bicton' caused feuds in former times.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 2192 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Otterton Park. Once extended over 7000 acres. Description in 18th century includes dove house, warren, fish ponds and deer park.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 2192.
SDV656Un-published: Gallant, L.. 1986. Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Manuscript.

Associated Monuments

MDV10604Related to: Bicton House (Building)
MDV10545Related to: PRIORY in the Parish of Otterton (Monument)
MDV43237Related to: Rabbit Warren east of River Otter, Otterton (Monument)
MDV63206Related to: Tree Ring, Otterton Park (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2016 11:31AM