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HER Number:MDV14320
Name:Lydford Castle, Linear Earthwork


Site of part of the Saxon Burghal defences which encompassed Lydford


Grid Reference:SX 509 846
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/85
  • Old SAM County Ref: 392

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LINEAR EARTHWORK (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, Lydford Castle (Schedule Document). SDV336883.

Visited in June 1955 & August 1956. A largely levelled bank running eastwards from the main road along the southern edge of the promontory to the corner of the vicarage garden. It may represent a portion of the pre-conquest defences (the original scheduled area was extended in August 1968. Part of Saxon Burghal defences which encompass the town. For other portions see PRNs 3242, 5594, 14317 & 14312.

Department of Environment, 1958, Lydford Castle (Schedule Document). SDV327059.

Scheduled Monument Consent granted for water pipes.

Radford, C. A. R., 1970, Article in Medieval Archaeology, 94-6 (Article in Serial). SDV336884.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX58SW (Cartographic). SDV336882.

Not visible on 1985 map overlay.

Department of Environment, 1987, Lydford Castle (Schedule Document). SDV233195.

Scheduled Monument Consent letter.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV233195Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1987. Lydford Castle. The Schedule of Monuments. Letter.
SDV327059Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1958. Lydford Castle. The Schedule of Monuments. Letter.
SDV336882Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX58SW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV336883Schedule Document: Department of Environment. Lydford Castle. The Schedule of Monuments. Typescript.
SDV336884Article in Serial: Radford, C. A. R.. 1970. Article in Medieval Archaeology. Medieval Archaeology. 14. Unknown. 94-6.

Associated Monuments

MDV21796Part of: Medieval Borough of Lydford (Monument)
MDV14312Related to: Lydford Castle (Monument)
MDV5594Related to: Outer Defensive Bank to north and east of Lydford (Monument)
MDV14317Related to: Ringwork to west of Lydford (Monument)
MDV3242Related to: Town Defences to north and east of Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 3 2006 12:04PM