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HER Number:MDV14635
Name:Ditsworthy Clam Foot Bridge south-west of Ditsworthy Warren Farm

Summary

Ditsworthy Clam foot bridge shown on 19th and early 20th century maps over the River Plym to the south-west of Ditsworthy Warren farm. The footbridge is 16 metres west of the ford and constructed from parts of a vermin trap.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 581 660
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictSouth Hams
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/257

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FOOTBRIDGE (Built, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Ditsworthy Clam F.B.' shown on 19th century map 16 metres to the west of the 'Ford'.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Ditsworthy Clam (F.B.)' shown on early 20th century map to the west of the 'Ford'.


Haynes, R. G., 1970, Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor, 161 (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Ditsworthy clam bridge. A long stone and a cover stone from vermin trap reused in the bridge.


Whitbourn, A., 2001, An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren, 79 (Report - Assessment). SDV360381.

The long stone and cover stone of a vermin trap reused in bridge.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Possible linear feature visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166302Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1970. Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 4. A4 Bound. 161.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113182 ]
SDV360381Report - Assessment: Whitbourn, A.. 2001. An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren. A4 Comb Bound. 79.

Associated Monuments

MDV14142Part of: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV14142Related to: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV14142Part of: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV14142Related to: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 31 2018 12:21PM