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HER Number:MDV80190
Name:Water Channel For Compton Stream, Compton Road


Artificial water channel along the west side of Compton Road, partly within adjacent orchard, with several places providing access to water from both sides.


Grid Reference:SX 866 648
Map Sheet:SX86SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarldon
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMARLDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Trust SMR: 101151
  • National Trust SMR: 101167

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CONDUIT (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Water channel visible on west side of Compton Road.

Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Map object based on this Source.

Berry, N., 2009, Land at Compton Castle, Devon, 17, 52, 58 (Report - Survey). SDV347354.

Alongside the Compton Road the stream is directed either side of a large stone wall. At intervals the stream is outside the wall adjacent to the road, and in other places the wall dog-legs and the stream is within the orchard. This is to provide opportunity for watering livestock in the orchard. One such feature lies just south-east of the Old Forge, where a watering place has been cut for livestock. In the wall alongside the stream is the ‘beehive oven’ shaped rear face of the well to provide water for people in the road beyond the wall. Both sides therefore have access to water. The age of the wall is not clear, but there is a possible building shown close to this spot on the 1802 map. Whether it is the forerunner of the later forge that is not shown is not clear. At the north end is a small stone walled enclosure, open to the field on the south-west side, to provide running water for livestock. Other details: Site Inventory map (2) 033, 049.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV347354Report - Survey: Berry, N.. 2009. Land at Compton Castle, Devon. National Trust Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 17, 52, 58.

Associated Monuments

MDV44001Related to: Orchards, Compton Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 23 2011 12:50PM