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HER Number:MDV119727
Name:Redford Farm Threshing Platform, Peter Tavy

Summary

Feature B: Site of a possible threshing platform/windstrew to the south of the barn at Redford Farm possibly visible on aerial photograph

Location

Grid Reference:SX 537 833
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • THRESHING FLOOR (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

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

Not shown at 'Redford' on 19th century map.


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

Not shown on early 20th century map.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 233 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Redford was mentioned as 'Redeford' in 1342.


Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 113-144 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

Deserted household of four buildings and enclosures at Redford. Buildings show late development.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 110, Plan (Un-published). SDV150434.

Site visited on 29th April 1968. A ruined farm abandoned probably less than 100 years ago. Little remains except for foundations of dwelling and outbuildings. Mortared and slated.


Hemery, E., 1983, High Dartmoor, 989 (Monograph). SDV249702.


Gerrard, S., 2002, Alternative Action Report (Report - Survey). SDV276121.

Alternative action report.


Greeves, T., 2007, Reddaford Farm, Willsworthy: An Archaeological and Historical Survey, 29, Figures 21 22 (Report - Survey). SDV360294.

The survey at Reddaford Farm identified six buildings and three features within the farmstead.
Feature B: Site of a possible threshing platform. The platform has a level surface approximately 8 metres long by 3.5 metres wide. Hemery suggested it may well have been a 'Windstrew' or open air threshing/winnowing platform. Map object partly based on this source.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Faint outline of a feature shown on aerial photograph. Map object partly based on this source.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Redford, Whitehill (Un-published). SDV352501.

Redford listed as a lost farmstead.


National Monument Record, 2015, Pastscape (Website). SDV357603.

Site visited on 9th September 1979. The degree of deterioration of the buildings since 1907 is remarkable. Although the outbuildings are unmortared the site is probably Post-medieval. A moulded granite fireplace jamb survives. Plan shows buildings within hedgebanks, and a possible pillow mound.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Not shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 233.
SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 110, Plan.
SDV249702Monograph: Hemery, E.. 1983. High Dartmoor. High Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 989.
SDV276121Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 2002. Alternative Action Report.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 113-144.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Redford, Whitehill.
SDV357603Website: National Monument Record. 2015. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV360294Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. 2007. Reddaford Farm, Willsworthy: An Archaeological and Historical Survey. A4 Spiral Bound. 29, Figures 21 22.

Associated Monuments

MDV12853Part of: Redford Farmstead, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV119670Related to: Redford Farm Barn, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119671Related to: Redford Farm Building 3, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119723Related to: Redford Farm Building 4, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119724Related to: Redford Farm Building 5, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119725Related to: Redford Farm Building 6, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119726Related to: Redford Farm Horse Engine, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119669Related to: Redford Farmhouse, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119728Related to: Wedgecut Stone at Redford Farm, Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6663 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV6664 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV6665 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV7321 - Reddaford Farm, Willsworthy: An Archaeological and Historical Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 11 2017 2:14PM