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HER Number:MDV74672
Name:Sluice in Horsey Sea Wall


Sluice located towards the northern end of the Horsey Island sea wall.


Grid Reference:SS 481 340
Map Sheet:SS43SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHeanton Punchardon
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEANTON PUNCHARDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SLUICE GATE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Turpin, J. W., 1982, Braunton Great Field and Marshes, 7 (Report - non-specific). SDV341027.

Tidal water still enters Horsey Island through a sluice near the north east corner.

Manning, C., 2007, Braunton Marsh Management Study 2007, 28 (Report - non-specific). SDV341104.

After repairs to the Horsey Embankments following the storm of 1910, the wing walls on either side of the sluice were pulled down and replaced, and the banks to the side protected with rough stone pitching.

Hegarty, C. & Knight, S., 2012-2013, North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project site visit, 19-FEB-2013 (Site Visit). SDV349357.

Rows of posts forming a D-shape are exposed either side of the sluice outlet on the east.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341027Report - non-specific: Turpin, J. W.. 1982. Braunton Great Field and Marshes. Devon County Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.
SDV341104Report - non-specific: Manning, C.. 2007. Braunton Marsh Management Study 2007. Taw Torridge Estuary Forum Report. A4 Spiral Bound. 28.
SDV349357Site Visit: Hegarty, C. & Knight, S.. 2012-2013. North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project site visit. ND AONB NMP. Digital. 19-FEB-2013.
Linked images:24

Associated Monuments

MDV23384Related to: Horsey Island (Monument)
MDV17027Related to: Horsey Island Sea Wall, Braunton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2013 12:28PM