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HER Number:MDV66202
Name:Hart Weir, Braunton

Summary

One of 4 fish weirs near Crow Point which were recorded as a hazard to shipping in the early 19th century. Probably a 'VV'shaped weir which was superceded by a large 'V' shaped one later in the 19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 458 322
Map Sheet:SS43SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43SE/290

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FISH WEIR (Unknown date)

Full description

Humphreys, C. + Mandry, A., 2001, Fish Traps Project, 5, 7 (Article in Serial). SDV342249.

List of fish traps, recorded as hazards to shipping on 19th century charts, includes Harte Weir and 3 others at Crow Point which are extant. A large number of posts were located in this area by members of North Devon Archaeological Society.


Preece, C., 2002, Fish Weirs: As Irritating As Traffic Cones, 9-11 (Article in Serial). SDV342210.

Documentary sources refer to disputes concerning the removal of fish weirs at Crow Point. The Denham map of 1832 shows fish weirs as chevron-like features, with numbers 1-4 to the south and west of Crow Point.


Preece, C., 2005, A Conflict of Interests: the Fish Traps of the Taw and Torridge Estuaries, 145 (Article in Serial). SDV342251.

Also known as Bellamy's or Ballyman's weir, and initially given separate identities based on apparent differences in form. One weir appears to be a standard 'V' shaped structure, the other a double 'V' (VV) . The larger 'V' shaped weir probably superceded this 'VV' shaped weir (which no longer appears on a chart of 1851) and is named as 'Bellamy's (Hart) weir'. As shown on Denham's chart of 1832, the 2 weirs could not have functioned effectively simultaneously. Other details: Figures 3, 5-9.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Other details: Survey number 1366.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV342210Article in Serial: Preece, C.. 2002. Fish Weirs: As Irritating As Traffic Cones. North Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. 4. A5 Unbound. 9-11.
SDV342249Article in Serial: Humphreys, C. + Mandry, A.. 2001. Fish Traps Project. North Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. A5 Unbound. 5, 7.
SDV342251Article in Serial: Preece, C.. 2005. A Conflict of Interests: the Fish Traps of the Taw and Torridge Estuaries. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 63. Paperback Volume. 145.

Associated Monuments

MDV66203Related to: Bellamy's Weir, Braunton (Monument)
MDV66201Related to: Crow Fish Weir, Braunton (Monument)
MDV16897Related to: Fish Weir in Taw and Torridge Estuary (Monument)
MDV102757Related to: Possible Fish Weir off Crow Point in the Taw and Torridge Estuary (Monument)
MDV66204Related to: Upper Weir, Crow Point, Braunton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4719 - Research and Survey of Fish Weirs on the Rivers Taw and Torridge

Date Last Edited:Sep 6 2012 3:49PM