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HER Number:MDV19422
Name:Corn Ditch to the south of Wigford Down, Meavy

Summary

Cornditch may represent a remodelling of earlier field boundaries in this area.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 545 644
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SW 23
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/59
  • Pastscape: 439562

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN DITCH (Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC? to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Griffiths, F. M., Corn Ditch on edge of Wigford Down (Personal Comment). SDV215232.

On the Ordnance Survey 6 inch 1954 historic map the fields appear to be a classic pattern of accretion one by one, not a single 'newtake.' The cornditch therefore presumably represents a remodelling of earlier field boundaries. The limits of the extent of the cornditch are not shown by National Trust (25/11/1982?).


National Trust, 1984, Goodameavy, Devon (Pamphlet). SDV325229.

The outer boundary of Cadworthy fields, where they join Wigford Down, is a cornditch.


National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape (Website). SDV359964.

Cropmark of field boundary at SX 545644. It is integral with other banks associated with Bronze Age-Iron Age hut circles, and may well be of the same age (citing Royal Air Force aerial photograph, 27/2/46, RAF/106G/UK 1190 3237-8).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Personal Comment: Griffiths, F. M.. Corn Ditch on edge of Wigford Down. Not Applicable.
  • Pamphlet: National Trust. 1984. Goodameavy, Devon. National Trust Field Guide.
  • Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV119021Related to: Clearance Cairn on in south-west corner of a Field at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119020Related to: Clearance Cairn on west side of a Field at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119022Related to: Clearance Cairns in western half of a Field at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV48901Related to: Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave (Monument)
MDV119024Related to: Farm Building in a Field at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119026Related to: Former Field Boundaries at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119023Related to: Former Field Boundary at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119042Related to: Former Field Boundary at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119044Related to: Former Field Boundary at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119047Related to: Former Field Boundary at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119043Related to: Holloway to fields at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV40210Related to: Hut Circle next to Cornditch at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119025Related to: Linear Feature in a Field at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119027Related to: Linear Feature on the north-east side of a Field at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV2219Related to: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV119029Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure and Bank at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119045Related to: Two Clearance Cairns at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7251 - Lower Cadworthy Farm: Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 18 2017 11:05AM