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HER Number:MDV104769
Name:Cache at Joan Ford's Newtake to north-west of Swincombe Intake


A cache on the north side of a massive natural boulder comprising a narrow passageway. One of the original capstones is still in situ at the lower end.


Grid Reference:SX 631 718
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS CACHE (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Full description

Greeves, T., 20/08/2013, Cache at Joan Ford's Newtake (Worksheet). SDV351982.

Site visits 28th July and 21st October 1996 and 18th August 2013. Cache on the north side of a massive natural boulder comprising a narrow passage capped by thinnish lintel slabs. One of the capstones is still in situ at the lower end. The passage is 0.9 metres wide and 0.6 metres high and its downslope entrance. The line of the passage can be traced upslope for some 12 metres, as a slightly sunken feature and some cavities set within what appears to be an artificial tapering mound. The mound, about 4 metres wide and aligned broadly north-west to south-east, appears to be quite neatly constructed with some stonework against its edges. The cache is located just a few metres north-east of the remains of a substantial building, possibly a medieval longhouse.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351982Worksheet: Greeves, T.. 20/08/2013. Cache at Joan Ford's Newtake. Worksheet. [Mapped feature: #1764 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26067Related to: Wall at Royal Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2023 1:25PM