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HER Number:MDV104551
Name:Pound to north-west of Castle Inn in Lydford

Summary

Pound shown on historic mapping to north-west of Castle Inn in Lydford

Location

Grid Reference:SX 509 848
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POUND (XVI to XIX - 1600 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Pound' shown on 19th century map as a sub-square enclosure to the north of the castle.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Pound' shown on early 20th century map.


Ancient Monuments, 1989, Lydford; Ringwork, Castle, Town Banks, Site of Saxon Town and Defences (Schedule Document). SDV351489.

The pound is within the Scheduled Monument area in Lydford on the north-east side of the castle.


Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford (Report - Assessment). SDV351460.

To the rear of Castle Inn the Tithe Map depicts two small adjoining enclosed plots recorded as 'Pound' in the Apportionment. A single plot is shown on the Ordnance Survey map of 1884 and is still shown on modern mapping. The site is represented on the ground by a rectangular raised platform within the ditch of the castle bailey. There is no enclosing fence. The area to the south is still detectable as a recess in the boundary containing dumped rubbish and recycling banks in 2008.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

'Pound' shown on modern mapping as an irregular shaped enclosure to the north-west of Castle Inn in Lydford.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #64029 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV351460Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford. Exeter Archaeology. 08.31 (6475). A4 Grip Bound.
SDV351489Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1989. Lydford; Ringwork, Castle, Town Banks, Site of Saxon Town and Defences. The Schedule of Monuments.

Associated Monuments

MDV59867Related to: Castle Inn, Lydford (Building)
MDV14312Related to: Lydford Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6171 - Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford (Ref: 08.31)

Date Last Edited:Jan 19 2018 1:17PM