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HER Number:MDV119762
Name:Medieval strip fields north-east of Lydford


Area of former strip fields fossilised into the later fields mostly still in use to the east and north of the Primary School, north-east of Lydford.


Grid Reference:SX 516 853
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of an early medieval strip field system on the north-eastern side of Lydford, mostly fossilised in the surviving fields in use today

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STRIP FIELD (Early Medieval - 1066 AD to 1399 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Area of strip fields to the north and south of the road leading into Lydford from the north-east. Fields are aligned on a roughly south-east by north-west orientation.

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

Largely unchanged from the Tithe Map depiction. Map object based on this source.

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

A few of the field boundaries have been lost in modern times, but the system is mostly fossilised in the existing fields. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV106278Related to: Lydford Primary School (Building)
MDV21796Related to: Medieval Borough of Lydford (Monument)
MDV30124Related to: QUARRY in the Parish of Lydford (Monument)
MDV39645Related to: Quarry north-east of Lydford (Monument)
MDV39657Related to: SHAFT in the Parish of Lydford (Monument)
MDV106941Related to: The Coppins, School Road, Lydford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2017 12:45PM