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HER Number:MDV14324
Name:Medieval Houses exposed opposite Lydford Parish Church


Site of Medieval houses exposed during road widening opposite Lydford Parish Church


Grid Reference:SX 509 847
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/89

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Excavations in advance of road widening 1967, opposite Lydford church, discovery of four granite hearth-stones representing four 13th century houses.

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

Saxon and Medieval settlement of Lydford. Excavation along the main street revealed parts of numerous structures (apparently domestic) of 13th century and earlier date, separated by boundary ditches and paths running at right angles to the old street line.

Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford, 12, Figure 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV351460.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 12, Figure 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV14312Related to: Lydford Castle (Monument)
MDV21796Related to: Medieval Borough of Lydford (Monument)
MDV14321Related to: Saxon Burh at Lydford (Monument)
MDV14323Related to: Saxon Settlement at Lydford (Monument)
MDV3256Related to: St Petrock's Church, Lydford (Building)

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 10:27AM