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HER Number:MDV75637
Name:Tree Clump near Hillsborough Promontory Fort

Summary

Group of conifers in circular enclosures shown on early 20th century Ordnance Survey map. Area now landscaped.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 531 476
Map Sheet:SS54NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIlfracombe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishILFRACOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TREE CLUMP (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Three groups of conifers in circular or roughly circular enclosures shown.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1501, NMR RAF/106G/UK/1501 4389-90 13-MAY-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349927.

The patchy remains of the tree clumps remain visible.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 1847 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Three plantations in sub-circular enclosures shown on Ordnance Survey 1904 map. Enclosures at: SS 5323 4754, contains quarry shown on the 1904 map; SS 5310 4763; SS 5304 4768, contains building on the 1904 map, 'shelter' marked on the modern map.


Knight, S., 2009, Hillsborough New Features (Correspondence). SDV342666.

Site visited on 24/07/2009. Tree enclosure shown at this location on second edition Ordnance Survey map. Area now landscaped for former golf corse. Tradition that hut circles were once visible here, but there is no evidence for this.


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

Three coniferous tree clumps are depicted on the Ordnance Survey Second Edition 25 inch map immediately to the south of Hillsborough Promontory Fort. They are not depicted on the Ordnance Survey First Edition 25 inch map and therefore probably post-date circa 1890. The tree clumps remain visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s but were probably cleared in the years following the Second World War. A shelter building depicted within the north-westernmost clump remains visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped features: #102715 ; #102716 ; #102717 ]
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. No. 1847.
SDV342666Correspondence: Knight, S.. 2009. Hillsborough New Features. A4 Single Sheet + 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
SDV349927Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1501. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/106G/UK/1501 4389-90 13-MAY-1946.

Associated Monuments

MDV54970Related to: Shelter in Hillsborough Promontory Fort (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project
  • EDV5715 - Walkover Survey of Hillsborough Promontory Fort, Ilfracombe
  • EDV5738 - Gradiometer and Earth Resistance Survey, Land at Hillsborough Hillfort

Date Last Edited:Aug 19 2016 10:57AM