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HER Number:MDV73249
Name:Pheasantrys, Lifton Park


Two pheasantrys marked on historic maps in grounds of Lifton Park.


Grid Reference:SX 382 845
Map Sheet:SX38SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLifton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLIFTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PHEASANTRY (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Only the southern-most pheasantry is marked on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map but a small enclosure is shown on the site of the other one.

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 86SE (Cartographic). SDV335984.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 1999, Lifton Park (Un-published). SDV357685.

Two pheasantrys shown on 1907 Ordnance Survey map in the grounds of Lifton Park.

Gent, T. + Manning, P., 2016, Lifton Wood and the Development of the Surrounding Area. (Report - Assessment). SDV359657.

This desk-based assessment was carried out between August 2015 and February 2016 to assist in the interpretation of a recently rediscovered hilltop enclosure and other features in Lifton Wood, Lifton, Devon.

'Pheasantry' shown on the 1884 OS map relates to a small structure. This is situated on the hillside to the south of the ridge. The remains of a rubble stone wall are still evident at the eastern end. Stone steps and a limited area of cobbling, reputedly the remains of a summer-house survive within the curving east end.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV335984Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 86SE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV357685Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 1999. Lifton Park. Devon Register Review. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV359657Report - Assessment: Gent, T. + Manning, P.. 2016. Lifton Wood and the Development of the Surrounding Area.. Archaedia. 1155. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV64758Part of: Parkland , Lifton (Monument)
MDV41393Related to: Earthworks, Lifton Wood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6997 - Desk-Based Assessment of a Hilltop Enclosure in Lifton Wood and the Development of the Surrounding Area. (Ref: 1155)

Date Last Edited:Jun 30 2016 12:02PM