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HER Number:MDV71634
Name:ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Rackenford


Circular feature shown on 19C map which may represent a former pond


Grid Reference:SS 850 182
Map Sheet:SS81NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRackenford
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishRACKENFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)

Full description

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

Circular feature c10m diameter shown on OS 25" (1880s & 1905) maps across the road to the north 'Holy Trinity Well' (see PRN 12316) to the northwest of 'Holy Trinity Church' (which has since changed its name to All Saints Church) in Rackenford. Other details: Also on OS 25" (1905) map.

Richardson, I., 2005, Desk-top Survey of the Relevant Cartographic and Documentary Sources for a Site on Rackenford Common (Report - Assessment). SDV322728.

Circular feature with a diameter of c8m was found to be slightly dished & marshy with ditches to the southwest & northeast. The feature may represent a former fence or bank possibly enclosing a pond for stock pastured on the common.

Reed, S. J. (DCC), 2005, West Irishborough (Personal Comment). SDV322736.

Groundworks for a tennis court in 2005 were observed by Devon County Council Archaeology Service. No deposits or artefacts of archaeological significance were exposed & no evidence of the circular feature survived. Other details: Note.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV322728Report - Assessment: Richardson, I.. 2005. Desk-top Survey of the Relevant Cartographic and Documentary Sources for a Site on Rackenford Common. Survey for Rackenford Parish Council. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV322736Personal Comment: Reed, S. J. (DCC). 2005. West Irishborough.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV12316Related to: Holy Trinity Well (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2181 - Desk-top survey of the relevanat cartographic 7 documentary sources for a site on Rckenford Common
  • EDV2182 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM