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HER Number:MDV75325
Name:Earthworks east of Clovelly Court

Summary

Four earthwork garden terraces are visible on aerial photographs dating from 1946, and on images derived from Lidar data flown in 2007. The terraces are not visible on the 1940 Tithe map, which depicts two linear boundaries where the terraces are currently located, and they therefore presumably post-date the mid-nineteenth century. Historic mapping suggests they are on the site of a mansion house.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 310 251
Map Sheet:SS32NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClovelly
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCLOVELLY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANSION HOUSE (Unknown date)
  • GARDEN TERRACE (XIX to XXI - 1840 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

T Woodmas & Co, Surveyors., 1840, Map of the Parish of Clovelly, Devon (Cartographic). SDV349395.

The terraces are not visible, but two linear boundaries on a different alignment to the terraces are depicted.


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

'Remains of a Mansion' marked to the east of Clovelly Court.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5045-5046 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

Three rectangular earthwork terraces are visible to the east of a larger curvilinear terrace, on which a roofless wing of Clovelly Court stands.


Royal Air Force, 1959, RAF/58/2984, NMR RAF/58/2984 F21 0051-0052 30-JUN-1959 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349064.

The earthwork terraces are visible, and the roofless wing has been demolished.


Environment Agency, 2007, LiDAR data JPEG image (1 metre resolution), LIDAR SS3125 Environment Agency D0076584 24-MAR-2007 (Cartographic). SDV349139.

The four terraces are visible as earthworks.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

'Remains of a Mansion' and indications of earthworks shown to east of present structure on Ordnance Survey 1886 map. Suggests that part of former mansion was to east of present house, although earthworks may relate to formal gardens. Other details: 2319.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

Four earthwork garden terraces are visible on aerial photographs dating from 1946, and on images derived from Lidar data flown in 2007. The uppermost and largest at 65 metres across, on which Clovelly Court is sited, is curvilinear in form. It seems to have been extended between 1946 and 1959, perhaps a result of the spreading of rubble when the roofless wing of Clovelly Court was demolished. The three terraces to the east are rectangular in plan, 12 to 16 metres in width and 60 metres long at the top of the slope, and 30 metres long at the base. The terraces are not visible on the 1940 Tithe map, which depicts two linear boundaries where the terraces are currently located, and they therefore presumably post-date the mid-nineteenth century. They may overlie the site of an earlier mansion house, as marked on the 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey Mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349064Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1959. RAF/58/2984. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/58/2984 F21 0051-0052 30-JUN-1959.
SDV349139Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2007. LiDAR data JPEG image (1 metre resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SS3125 Environment Agency D0076584 24-MAR-2007. [Mapped feature: #102461 ]
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5045-5046 19-APR-1946.
SDV349395Cartographic: T Woodmas & Co, Surveyors.. 1840. Map of the Parish of Clovelly, Devon. Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV11676Related to: Clovelly Court (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:May 25 2012 10:49AM