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HER Number:MDV120946
Name:Lakeland Medieval Field System, Chagford

Summary

Lakeland Medieval field system shown on 19th century maps with cornditches marking many of the boundaries. Lakeland was probably founded in the early 13th century. The farm has a classic ringfence appearance with cornditch walls as the outer boundary indicating a Medieval date. At the south-west end of Lakeland farm are fields of narrow ridge and furrow.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 683 829
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive area of tin streamworks on the River Bovey related to tin working and the medieval field system around Lakeland Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (First mentioned, XII to XIII - 1200 AD to 1250 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Lakeland' shown on 19th century Tithe Map with an extensive field system.


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

'Lakeland' shown on 19th century map surrounded by a larger field system.


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

'Lakeland' shown on early 20th century map with an extensive field system to the north and south. Map object partly based on this source.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 426 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Lakeland was mentioned as 'Lakelond' and 'Lackelond' in 1578.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 17-19, Figure 4 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Lakeland was probably founded in the early 13th century. The farm has a classic ringfence appearance with cornditch walls as the outer boundary indicating a Medieval date. At the south-west end of Lakeland farm are fields of narrow ridge and furrow.


English Heritage, 2005, Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345602.

Medieval field system shown on survey.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

'Lakeland' shown on modern mapping surrounded by a large field system.

Sources / Further Reading

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).
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 426.
SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
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. 17-19, Figure 4.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80190 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV77191Part of: Lakeland farmstead, Chagford (Monument)
MDV119708Related to: Field system surrounding Ridgeleigh deserted farm site, Chagford (Monument)
MDV20918Related to: Ridgeleigh Farmstead, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 15 2018 4:14PM