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HER Number:MDV67449
Name:Fishponds, Keynedon


Two large fishponds flanking the causeway to Keynedon Barton, possibly created when the gatehouse was built.


Grid Reference:SX 775 432
Map Sheet:SX74SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFrogmore and Sherford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHERFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SE/10/10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FISHPOND (Constructed, XV to XVII - 1401 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterhouse, R. E., 2000, Keynedon Barton, Sherford, Kingsbridge, 130, 154-5 (Article in Serial). SDV336355.

The valley floor to the east of the house had two large ponds, flanking a causeway which formed access to the house from the Frogmore to Sherford road. The causeway is aligned on the gatehouse, suggesting that the two features are of ther same period. The presence of fishponds is not surprising in a large manorial complex, however the use of such ponds as a water feature, giving the impression of a moated manor, is unusual. The ponds are referred to in the farm accounts of 1694.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336355Article in Serial: Waterhouse, R. E.. 2000. Keynedon Barton, Sherford, Kingsbridge. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 58. A5 Paperback. 130, 154-5.

Associated Monuments

MDV7285Related to: Keynedon Farmhouse (Building)
MDV18999Related to: Remains of Gatehouse, Keynedon Barton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 27 2012 3:36PM