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HER Number:MDV120109
Name:Field system around Higher and Lower Mardon Farms


Prior to the construction of the late 19th/early-20th century reservoirs and the subsequent introduction of conifer plantations, there was a complex field system around Higher and Lower Mardon that probably date to at least the 16th century. Depicted on the Tithe Map.


Grid Reference:SX 806 828
Map Sheet:SX88SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChristow
Civil ParishHennock
Ecclesiastical ParishCHRISTOW
Ecclesiastical ParishHENNOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (XVI to XVIII - 1550 AD? to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Complex field system around the farms depicted on the Tithe Map.

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

Most of the boundaries shown on the Tithe Map are still in use by this time and are depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Shame, S., 1994, Woodland Archaeological Survey Kennick and Tottiford Woods, Devon, Mardon, A2, C1, D1, E1, Kennick BB1 (Report - Survey). SDV360483.

Sectors of the woodland described in survey. Although many boundaries are not shown / described, a number of degraded boundary walls are discussed and plotted on map.

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

A few of the field boundaries remain on the modern mapping.

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. [Mapped feature: #79402 ]
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV360483Report - Survey: Shame, S.. 1994. Woodland Archaeological Survey Kennick and Tottiford Woods, Devon. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. Mardon, A2, C1, D1, E1, Kennick BB1.

Associated Monuments

MDV108166Related to: Higher Mardon Farmstead, Christow (Monument)
MDV108170Related to: Lower Mardon Farmstaed, Hennock (Monument)
MDV9384Related to: Trenchford Reservoir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7432 - Archaeological survey of woodland around Kennick and Tottiford Reservoirs

Date Last Edited:Nov 3 2017 9:25AM