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HER Number:MDV14319
Name:Section of Defensive Bank at Lydford


Section of the Saxon burghal defensive bank excavated in 1963


Grid Reference:SX 510 849
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/51/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 392

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (X - 901 AD to 1000 AD (Between))

Full description

Addyman, P. V., 1963, Interim Report on 1963 Excavations (Report - Interim). SDV230761.

Saxon burghal defensive bank. Excavated in 1963 (location of section uncertain, dmg). Bank consisted of a turf bank, and possible traces of a palisade post. Two phases of construction noted, the original turf wall having been strengthened by a wall of granite blocks with a core of rubble and mortar. Addyman also refers to two 'V' shaped ditches separated by a wall, but does not indicate whether these were in front or behind the bank.

Wilson, D. M. + Hurst, D. G., 1964, Interim Report, 232 (Article in Serial). SDV215102.

Ancient Monuments, 1989, 1002506 (Schedule Document). SDV230739.

Site within the Scheduled Monument area.

Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV351460.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV215102Article in Serial: Wilson, D. M. + Hurst, D. G.. 1964. Interim Report. Medieval Archaeology. 8. Unknown. 232.
SDV230739Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1989. 1002506. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Unbound.
SDV230761Report - Interim: Addyman, P. V.. 1963. Interim Report on 1963 Excavations.
SDV351460Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford. Exeter Archaeology. 08.31 (6475). A4 Grip Bound. 10.

Associated Monuments

MDV5594Related to: Outer Defensive Bank to north and east of Lydford (Monument)
MDV14321Related to: Saxon Burh at Lydford (Monument)
MDV14318Related to: Saxon Defences west of Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6171 - Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford (Ref: 08.31)
  • EDV6180 - The Town and Castle Earthworks at Lydford

Date Last Edited:Aug 2 2013 10:14AM