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HER Number:MDV67937
Name:Holsworthy, 'The Labyrith' Maze


Former beech maze, subsequently used as a car park.


Grid Reference:SS 342 039
Map Sheet:SS30SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolsworthy
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLSWORTHY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS30SW/79

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

White, W., 1850/1968, White's Devon. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devonshire (Monograph). SDV6497.

On the north west side of the town is a curious plantation of beech, called 'The Labyrinth'. It covers half an acre, and the puzzle consists in getting into the centre, where there is a tree, with a seat under it.

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Triangular feature marked 'Labyrinth' on OS 25" 1880s + 1905 maps. Not marked on 1950s map, although area still open. Shown as car park on current DCC digital mapping. Other details: Also on OS 25" (1905) map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV6497Monograph: White, W.. 1850/1968. White's Devon. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devonshire. white's Devon. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devonshire. Hardback Volume.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 24 2010 4:01PM