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HER Number:MDV14153
Name:Two Earthwork Banks on east side of Lydford Village


Two low banks or terraces were observed in 1981 within the town wall of Lydford


Grid Reference:SX 510 847
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/84

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD? (Between))

Full description

Timms, S. C., 1981, Lydford Earthworks (Worksheet). SDV351943.

Two low banks or terraces were observed in field Ordnance Survey Number 0878 which lies within the town wall of Lydford. These earthworks are aligned on a north-east to south-west axis. They require further survey, as they were only seen from an adjacent hedge. Photo in Devon County Council's slide collection.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV351943Worksheet: Timms, S. C.. 1981. Lydford Earthworks.

Associated Monuments

MDV21796Related to: Medieval Borough of Lydford (Monument)
MDV14321Related to: Saxon Burh at Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2016 1:10PM