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HER Number:MDV72267
Name:Well, Sidmouth


Site of a well shown on 19th century map.


Grid Reference:SY 112 906
Map Sheet:SY19SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDMOUTH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Multi-period archaeological features, including possible prehistoric barrows and medieval beacon remains on Beacon Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WELL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site of a well shown as 'W' on OS 25" (1880s) map to the east of 'Sharp Pit Cottage'. The feature is not present on OS 25" (1906) map.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 21, Part 1; 146, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 407 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

The OS 6" (1891) map depicts a well on the south side of Harpford Common. The well was not located during the survey in 2003. The nearest dwelling shown on the map is Sharp Pits Cottage to the west (see PRN 72257).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 21, Part 1; 146, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 407.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV72257Related to: Sharp Pits Cottage, Sidmouth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3398 - East Devon heathlands archaeological survey

Date Last Edited:May 10 2018 5:46PM