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NW corner SX369738
NE corner SX 388737
SE corner SX 386723
SW corner SX 374724
The medieval park is several miles round and it is the walled enclosure I am applying to have scheduled
District Type
Unitary Authority
Map Extent:
Ownership & Occupancy Applicant is not the owner of part or all of the subject.
Applicant is not the occupier of part or all of the subject.
Not enough room. The Duchy of Cornwall owns much of N boundary. For other
Reason for no Owner/Occupier information: multiple owners contact
Owners & Occupier
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Planning & Threat
Current Planning
This asset is not the subject of a current planning application, permission or marine consent.
Post Planning Application: Applicant will not post a copy of the Planning Application
Post Planning Permission: Applicant will not post a copy of the Planning Permission
Uploaded Planning
Several proposals over the last 5 or 6 years have chipped away at the integrity of the wall, because, in
the absence of scheduling, EH was not consulted. The boundaries of Kerrybullock Park and the New
Consols Mine site were due to be scheduled under the Monument Protection Programme, and
preparatory work was being done, but halted when the MPP was abandoned about 5 - 6 years ago, and
the whole process has been in abeyance since. (1) The local farmer has successfully gained a
Stewardship agreement from Natural England, which has involved refacing part of the wall with stone
imported from elsewhere in the country. The refacing has also changed the profile of the wall by making
the inner face vertical in preparation for fencing. Scheduling is vital because more work under the
agreement is being programmed for the forthcoming months. (2) At Clitters a new mobile home and an
agricultural tool shed have been constructed up against the wall, adversely affecting its integrity. Neither
required planning permission, so objections as to their proximity to the wall could not be raised. (3) In
Luckett villagee 2 planning applications have been made concerning buildings sitting on the wall.
It is vital that the boundary features are scheduled so that local people can raise concerns and EH can
be consulted.
Reasons Historical Interest:
Kerrybullock park dates back to at least 1272, and in 1337 it became a Duchy of Cornwall deer park,
one of nine in the county. It was disparked in Henry VIII's reign, but was leased out as one unit within its
ancient bounds even into modern times. Because it was held by the Duchy of Cornwall, the park and
subsequent lessees of the park are well documented in the Duchy archives. Its ancient bounds were
shown in a Survey of 1830 and remained largely in tact into the 1980s when the farmland within the
park was sold. Deer Park Farm border follows most of the S, W and E boundaries of the park. The
Duchy retains woodland bordering the N boundary, but elsewhere ownership has become fragmented.
For research see Bibliographical Notes
Archaeological Interest: The boundaries comprise banks with stone faces, standing several metres high in places. Sometimes
the stone faced banks are topped with hedges, sometimes they are free-standing walls, and along the
parts of the S, N and W boundaries they drop vertically down for several metres holding back soil
behind almost level with the top, while soil of the other side has slipped downhill. The continuity of the
park enclosure for several miles enclosing 465 acres is a rare and remarkable survival. The walled park
enclosure is first mentioned in the Caption of Seisin in 1337 and it seems likely that the foundations date
back to the park's origin in the C12th. The park's history since disparkment in the 1530s would lead one
to suspect that while the boundaries might have been repaired no substantial rebuilding or realignment
subsequently took place. This is a fine upstanding example of a medieval park enclosure. The banked
wall is also associated with ditches in places. Its encircling access routes have largely become lanes,
but two trackways at Clitters and from Old Mill to High Trip Lane continuing over High Trip Lane towards
Clitters survive and could be incorporated into the scheduling.
Other Photograph/s:
Applicant will post photographs.
Uploaded Documents:
Photographs.pdf - Photographs.pdf - External Photograph
Applicant will post documents.
Other Documents:
1. Book Reference - Author: ed. Robert Wilson-North - Title: The Lie of the Land - Date: 2003 Bibliographic References:
Page References: pp.34-50 Cornish Medieval Deer Parks, by Peter Herring
2. Book Reference - Author: Pittman, S - Title: Kerrybullock - the evolution of the Royal Deer
Park in Stoke Climsland - Date: 1990
3. Map Reference - Title: Area around Plymouth - Date: 1790s - Source: Cornwall RO, Brit.Lib
4. Map Reference - Title: Ist OS map after Mudge - Date: 1800 - Source: Cornwall RO, Brit.Lib
The parks lies within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It also lies within the
Cornish Mining World Heritage Site (Tamar Valley Area). Part of the boundary lies within the Luckett
village and mine Conservation Area.
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