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HER Number:MDV14323
Name:Saxon Settlement at Lydford

Summary

Excavation near centre of Saxon town revealed successive property boundaries which have survived on same basic lines from Saxon times to the present day. Within the plots so defined were structures of various dates, including stake hole and post hole groups of anglo saxon date and part of a 13th century stone building (wilson + hurst).

Location

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/88

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (VIII to XVII - 701 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Wilson, D. M. + Hurst, D. G., 1967, Interim Report, 263 (Article in Serial). SDV230758.


TAVISTOCK GAZETTE, 1967, Tavistock Gazette Article (Article in Serial). SDV233041.

Article dated 24th March 1967. Excavation opposite the Castle Inn in 1967. Also revealed remains of a 17th century cottage.


Wilson, D. M. + Hurst, D. G., 1968, Medieval Archaeolgy Article, 155 (Article in Serial). SDV233039.

Excavation near centre of Saxon town at Lydford revealed successive property boundaries which have survived on same basic lines from Saxon times to the present day. Within the plots so defined were structures of various dates, including stake hole and post hole groups of Anglo-Saxon date and part of a 13th century stone building. (Precise location of excavation not given).


English Heritage, 1992, Lydford Saxon Town and Castle, a brief guide (Pamphlet). SDV230903.


Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV351460.

Excavation near the centre of the Saxon town at Lydford revealed successive property boundaries that have survived since Saxon times. Part of a 13th century stone building was also exposed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV230758Article in Serial: Wilson, D. M. + Hurst, D. G.. 1967. Interim Report. Medieval Archaeology. 11. Unknown. 263.
SDV230903Pamphlet: English Heritage. 1992. Lydford Saxon Town and Castle, a brief guide. Digital.
SDV233039Article in Serial: Wilson, D. M. + Hurst, D. G.. 1968. Medieval Archaeolgy Article. Medieval Archaeology. 12. 155.
SDV233041Article in Serial: TAVISTOCK GAZETTE. 1967. Tavistock Gazette Article. Tavistock Gazette.
SDV351460Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford. Exeter Archaeology. 08.31 (6475). A4 Grip Bound. 8.

Associated Monuments

MDV53821Related to: Burgage Plots in Lydford (Monument)
MDV54075Related to: Hollow Way (Monument)
MDV14324Related to: Medieval Houses exposed opposite Lydford Parish Church (Monument)
MDV14321Related to: Saxon Burh at Lydford (Monument)
MDV14318Related to: Saxon Defences west of Lydford (Monument)
MDV14316Related to: Saxon features at Lydford Castle (Monument)
MDV3249Related to: The South Gate, Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6171 - Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford (Ref: 08.31)

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2013 9:43AM