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HER Number:MDV122670
Name:Droveway from Manaton to Ashburton

Summary

Fox suggests that the lanes from Marldon to Ashburton, via Hemsford and Landscove, follow an ancient droveway from the hinterland of Paignton up onto Dartmoor. He comments on the directness of such droveways, which would have been used for driving cattle to summer pastures on the moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 810 664
Map Sheet:SX86NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshburton
Civil ParishBerry Pomeroy
Civil ParishIpplepen
Civil ParishLittlehempston
Civil ParishMarldon
Civil ParishStaverton
DistrictSouth Hams
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishIPPLEPEN
Ecclesiastical ParishLITTLEHEMPSTON
Ecclesiastical ParishMARLDON
Ecclesiastical ParishBERRY POMEROY
Ecclesiastical ParishSTAVERTON
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADHEMPSTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DROVE ROAD (Unknown date)

Full description

Fox, H., 2012, Dartmoor's Alluring Uplands: Transhumance and Pastoral Management in the Middle Ages, 194-209 (Monograph). SDV351360.

Fox suggests that the lanes from Marldon to Ashburton, via Hemsford and Landscove, follow an ancient droveway from the hinterland of Paignton up onto Dartmoor. He comments on the directness of such droveways, which would have been used for driving cattle to summer pastures on the moor and also on the number of field names ending 'way' or' aways' which reference the droveway.
Routes from Stoke Gabriel and Paignton are likely to have converged with the droveway from Marldon at Hemsford.


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

Modern lanes may follow the route of an ancient droveway.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351360Monograph: Fox, H.. 2012. Dartmoor's Alluring Uplands: Transhumance and Pastoral Management in the Middle Ages. Dartmoor's Alluring Uplands: Transhumance and Pastoral Management in the Middle Ages. Paperback Volume. 194-209.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112933 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 12 2018 2:41PM