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HER Number:MDV75841
Name:Pond at Poole Farm, Slapton

Summary

Pond visible on the 19th century map to the south of at Poole Farm yard

Location

Grid Reference:SX 816 454
Map Sheet:SX84NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSlapton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSLAPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POND (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Not applicable))

Full description

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

Rectilinear pond shown on 19th century map on the south side of the farmyard at Poole Farm. The two more southerly ponds are not shown.


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


Waterhouse, R., 2007, Pool Farm, Slapton: An Archaeological Appraisal, 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV343267.

Rectangular pond with slate rubble side walls and the remains of an earthwork dam survive to the south of Pool farmstead. Part of the pond has been infilled and a modern garage built over it. The pond is understood to have had a ramp into it for washing carts. The status of Pool as a Medieval mansion suggests the pond may have been a Medieval fishpond. Earthwork remains of two other ponds survive in the valley bottom to the south-east which may have had the same origins. All three ponds are likely to have been used to feed water meadow leats and traces of these can be seen along the valley sides.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV343267Report - Assessment: Waterhouse, R.. 2007. Pool Farm, Slapton: An Archaeological Appraisal. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9.

Associated Monuments

MDV8354Part of: Poole Farmstead (Monument)
MDV8354Related to: Poole Farmstead (Monument)
MDV8354Part of: Poole Farmstead (Monument)
MDV8354Related to: Poole Farmstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4557 - Poole Farm Appraisal

Date Last Edited:Jan 18 2010 9:55AM