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HER Number:MDV13684
Name:Slotted gatepost at Forder Farm

Summary

Broken granite gatepost at Forder Farm is interesting example of an L-slot, described by Worth as one of a pair called 'slot-and-L' gates. The stone measures 1 metre (broken) by 50 centimetres by 25 centimetres. There are no marks of feather and tare cutting, possible signs of slot cutting.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 711 609
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/76

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GATE PIER (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1967, Worth's Dartmoor, 362 (Monograph). SDV337618.


Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets, page 626 of 821, sketch plan (Worksheet). SDV340722.

SX71126098 Slotted gatepost, Forder Farm. Extant. L-slot type.
This broken granite gatepost at Forder Farm is interesting example of an L-slot, described by Worth as one of a pair called 'slot-and-L' gates. The stone measures 1 metre (broken) by 50 centimetres by 25 centimetres. There are no marks of feather and tare cutting, possible signs of slot cutting.
Only one L-slot is complete and measures 28 centimetres by 6 centimetres (horizontal) 20 centimetres by 5 centimetres (vertical), depth 3 centimetres.
The vertical part of the higher slot measures 30 centimetres by 5 centimetres by 3 centimetres deep and the lower slot is nearly covered with soil. Distance between partial upper slot and main (complete) slot is 16 centimetres, distance between this and the (buried) lower slot is 12 centimetres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337618Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1967. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 362.
SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet. page 626 of 821, sketch plan. [Mapped feature: #5279 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13661Related to: Forder Farmstead, South Brent (Monument)
MDV121411Related to: Gateposts on southern lane to Forder Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2018 9:53AM