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HER Number:MDV119708
Name:Field system surrounding Ridgeleigh deserted farm site, Chagford


Range of fields surrounding the deserted farmstead appear to be associated with the agglomerated Prehistoric enclosures on the common to the south.


Grid Reference:SX 681 837
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of Ridgeleigh deserted medieval or post medieval farmstead including ruined longhouse and surrounding field system, Chagford

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Fields surrounding Ridge Lea depicted on the Tithe Map.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Fields around Ridgeleigh are shown on the map overlay as directly abutting the northern enclosure on Chagford Common; appears to be associated; contemporary?

Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Medieval field system around 'Ridge Lay' may date to the 13th century with abandonment by ther 15th century.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #78983 ]
SDV360382Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV120946Related to: Lakeland Medieval Field System, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64196Related to: Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV20918Related to: Ridgeleigh Farmstead, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 26 2018 2:47PM