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HER Number:MDV119728
Name:Wedgecut Stone at Redford Farm, Peter Tavy

Summary

Feature C: Wedgecut stone on the south side of the track to the south of Redford Farm visible on aerial photograph which may have been used as a gatepost

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

  • STONE (XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1800 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.


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

Alternative action report.


Greeves, T., 2007, Reddaford Farm, Willsworthy: An Archaeological and Historical Survey, 30, Figures 22 & 26 (Report - Survey). SDV360294.

The survey at Reddaford Farm identified six buildings and three features within the farmstead.
Feature C: A stone which has been split with iron wedges by a technique predating circa 1800. It lies on the south side of the track and may once have been a gatepost as there are drilled holes on one visible face. Four distinct wedgecuts are visible along the top edge with a depth of 4-5 centimetres.


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

Long stone visible on aerial photograph.


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.
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. [Mapped feature: #79005 ]
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. 30, Figures 22 & 26.

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)
MDV119727Related to: Redford Farm Threshing Platform, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV119669Related to: Redford Farmhouse, Peter Tavy (Building)

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