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HER Number:MDV66206
Name:Fish Weir at Horsey Island, Heaton Punchardon

Summary

One of a number of fish traps recorded as shipping hazards in the 19th century. In area of reclaimed land now part of Horsey Island, and may have been part of a 'reverse' weir similar to Horsey Weir.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 474 335
Map Sheet:SS43SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHeanton Punchardon
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEANTON PUNCHARDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43SE/294

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FISH WEIR (Unknown date)

Full description

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

List of a possible 18 fish traps recorded as shipping hazards on 19th century charts. Number 6, Horsey Island, no longer extant.


Preece, C., 2002, Fish Weirs: As Irritating As Traffic Cones, 10 (Article in Serial). SDV342210.

Extract from the Denham map of 1832. The fishweirs are chevron-like features numbered 1-18.


Preece, C., 2005, A Conflict of Interests: the Fish Traps of the Taw and Torridge Estuaries, 148 (Article in Serial). SDV342251.

Number 6, Horsey Island (B). Initially thought to be a separate weir from number 5, Horsey Island (A), but now believed to be part of a 'reverse' weir, similar to Horsey Weir (number 7) which was surveyed as part of project by North Devon Archaeological Society. Other details: Figure 3.


Wessex Archaeology, 2007, RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV342125.

Other details: WA 134.


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 1367.

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.
SDV342125Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 67300.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.
SDV342210Article in Serial: Preece, C.. 2002. Fish Weirs: As Irritating As Traffic Cones. North Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. 4. A5 Unbound. 10.
SDV342249Article in Serial: Humphreys, C. + Mandry, A.. 2001. Fish Traps Project. North Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. A5 Unbound. 5.
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. 148.

Associated Monuments

MDV66205Related to: Fish Weir at Horsey Island, Heanton Punchardon (Monument)
MDV16898Related to: Horsey Island Fish Weir (Monument)
MDV66207Related to: Horsey Ridge Fish Weir, Heanton Punchardon (Monument)
MDV103068Related to: Possible fish weir, Heanton Punchardon (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4490 - RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment
  • EDV4719 - Research and Survey of Fish Weirs on the Rivers Taw and Torridge

Date Last Edited:Aug 5 2014 11:31AM