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Cattle Shelter 950 Metres North of the Great Sluice

A Grade II Listed Building in Braunton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0952 / 51°5'42"N

Longitude: -4.1749 / 4°10'29"W

OS Eastings: 247799

OS Northings: 135121

OS Grid: SS477351

Mapcode National: GBR KL.C660

Mapcode Global: FRA 2647.9B4

Entry Name: Cattle Shelter 950 Metres North of the Great Sluice

Listing Date: 14 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161344

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98292

Location: Braunton, North Devon, Devon, EX33

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Braunton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Braunton St Brannock

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/07/2015


SS 43 NE
7/26

BRAUNTON,
BRAUNTON MARSH
Cattle Shelter 950 metres north of The Great Sluice

(Formerly listed as Cattle Shelter 95 metres north of The Great Sluice)

II

Cattle shelter. Circa 1815-20. Low shale rubble walls. Circular on plan with two opposing entrances. Roofless at time of survey (1984) but originally had conical thatched roof. There are plans to replace the roof. This cattle shelter (locally known as linhays) is one of many on Braunton Marsh and served as a shelter and possibly a fodder store for cattle on the marsh. It is the only circular shelter. Braunton Marsh was probably reclaimed in the Middle Ages from tidal waters of the River Taw, but from 1811-15 the marsh was more extensively drained after authorization by Act of Parliament (1811) as a result of the endeavours of the Lords of the Manors of Braunton Gorges, Braunton Abbotts, Braunton Arundel and Saunton and others who had grazing rights on the marshes. They sought to enclose Braunton Marsh which was regularly flooded by tidal water. 949 acres were reclaimed. John Pascoe was the surveyor and James Green (County Surveyor) the engineer. The adjacent Horsey Island to the south east was reclaimed between 1852-1857.
Historically these late enclosures are particularly interesting in Braunton where the Great Field immediately north of the marsh is one of only three open field systems to survive in England. Although today (1984) there are only 5 farmers on the Great Field their holdings are still widely dispersed over the field as they were in the Middle Ages when there were about 100 farmers.

Reference : A H Slee Trans.Devonshire Assoc. (1969) Vol.100, pp.101-110.
W G Hoskins and HPR Finberg, Devonshire Studies pp.265-271 and p.332.


Listing NGR: SS4779935121

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