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HER Number:MDV106073
Name:Plastow Fields, Carrapitt Farm, Bridford


The names of a group of fields close to Carrapit Farm all have the suffix Plastow or Plaistow. The name is said to derive from two old English words meaning a meeting or playing place.


Grid Reference:SX 797 864
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD NAME (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

A group of fields to the east of Carrapit Farm are named as long Plastow (472), Middle Plastow (473), Little Plastow (474) and Great Plastow (475) on the Tithe Map and Apportionment.

Hearnden, G., 2014, Plaistow Fields Bridford (Correspondence). SDV356246.

A group of fields shared between Carrapitt Farm and Little Hay Farm all have the suffix Plaistow. Plaistow derives from two old English words meaning meeting or placying place. A map of 1725 shows that many hedges were built in the parish between 1725 and the 1840 Tithe Map. These 'new' hedges are shorter and straighter than the older ones. Many flints and two axes have been found in the fields.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65499 ]
SDV356246Correspondence: Hearnden, G.. 2014. Plaistow Fields Bridford. Letter to J. Marchand. Letter.

Associated Monuments

MDV8318Related to: ARTEFACT SCATTER in the Parish of Bridford (Monument)
MDV8323Related to: ARTEFACT SCATTER in the Parish of Bridford (Monument)
MDV8324Related to: ARTEFACT SCATTER in the Parish of Bridford (Monument)
MDV108030Related to: Carrapitt Farm, Bridford (Monument)
MDV8330Related to: FINDSPOT in the Parish of Bridford (Find Spot)
MDV8317Related to: Flint scatter at Littlehays Farm, Bridford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 12 2015 10:23AM