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HER Number:MDV13152
Name:Place name evidence, South Brent

Summary

Field Rack Park. Probably connected with fulling mill. Adjacent to Millswood Mills near town mill.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 698 599
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/234

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD NAME (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.


Robinson, R., 1980, An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent (Report - non-specific). SDV150007.

Field Rack Park. Probably connected with fulling mill. Adjacent to Millswood Mills near town mill. Since there are records as early as 1580 of fulling mills at Lydia Bridge and another site which seems likely to have been town mill near the railway viaduct, the name rack park could indicate the location of tentering racks for drying the finished cloth. Lower and higher rack parks, bakers tenement nos 1674, 1676. (Based on tithe map and apportionment).
Now one field centred at SX69855995 containing modern "Rock park". Immediately east of Millswood Mill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150007Report - non-specific: Robinson, R.. 1980. An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent. DAS/DCRA Publication. 8. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 17 2013 12:59PM