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HER Number:MDV15009
Name:Wigford Down medieval site, Meavy

Summary

Visible on the aerial photography. Longhouse is aligned east-west and there is an enclosure attached to the south. Connected to a north-south south field boundary on the western side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 541 649
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze age parallel reave field system with hut circle settlements and cairns, plus deserted Medieval settlements with long houses and pillow mounds, on Wigford Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/64
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • LONGHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Not shown on 19th century map.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 155, Plan (Un-published). SDV150434.

Site visited on 11th february 1966. Wigford Down Number 2. A large longhouse of cross passage type, with one very small compartment in the south-east corner. A small corral to the south. Connected to a larger field system. Map object based on this source.


Price, D. G., 1978, Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down, 72 (Article in Serial). SDV220620.

Longhouse with croft on Wigford Down. This may have been a combined dwelling and byre or a byre only.


Price, D. G., 1980, The Moorland Plym, 90, Figure 2c (Article in Serial). SDV254604.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 78, Map 48.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

'Longhouse 2' with associated enclosure shown on map. The ancient field pattern is confused here by medieval banks and ditches probably associated with the two longhouses (see also MDV15010).


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Visible on the aerial photography. Longhouse is aligned east-west and there is an enclosure attached to the south. Connected to a north-south south field boundary on the western side.
Map object based on this source.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Wigford Down 2 (Un-published). SDV352501.

Wigford Down 2 a deserted Medieval settlement longhouse.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 78, Map 48.1.
  • Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript. 155, Plan.
  • Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1978. Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 110. Unknown. 72.
  • Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1980. The Moorland Plym. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 112. 90, Figure 2c.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880 - 1899. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
  • Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Wigford Down 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV119821Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV40211Related to: Medieval field system on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)
MDV2219Related to: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV15010Related to: Wigford Down deserted medieval farm, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 11 2017 3:45PM