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HER Number:MDV19422
Name:Corn Ditch to the south of Wigford Down, Meavy


Cornditch may represent a remodelling of earlier field boundaries in this area.


Grid Reference:SX 546 644
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SW23
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439562
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/59

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN DITCH (Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC? (Between) to 1539 AD (Between))
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Griffiths, F. M., Corn Ditch on edge of Wigford Down (Personal Comment). SDV215232.

On the Ordnance Survey 6 inch 1954 historic map the fields appear to be a classic pattern of accretion one by one, not a single 'newtake.' The cornditch therefore presumably represents a remodelling of earlier field boundaries. The limits of the extent of the cornditch are not shown by National Trust (25/11/1982?).

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 3237-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.

Cropmark of field boundary at SX 545644. It is integral with other banks associated with Bronze Age-Iron Age hut circles, and may well be of the same age.

National Trust, 1984, Goodameavy, Devon (Pamphlet). SDV325229.

The outer boundary of Cadworthy fields, where they join Wigford Down, is a cornditch.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV215232Personal Comment: Griffiths, F. M.. Corn Ditch on edge of Wigford Down. Not Applicable.
SDV325229Pamphlet: National Trust. 1984. Goodameavy, Devon. National Trust Field Guide.
SDV340833Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3237-8.

Associated Monuments

MDV40210Related to: Circular feature, Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119021Related to: Clearance Cairn on in south-west corner of a Field at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119020Related to: Clearance Cairn on west side of a Field at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119022Related to: Clearance Cairns in western half of a Field at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV48901Related to: Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave (Monument)
MDV119024Related to: Farm Building in a Field at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119026Related to: Former Field Boundaries at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119023Related to: Former field boundary at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119042Related to: Former Field Boundary at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119044Related to: Former Field Boundary at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119047Related to: Former Field Boundary at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119043Related to: Holloway to fields at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119025Related to: Linear Feature in a Field at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119027Related to: Linear Feature on the north-east side of a Field at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV2219Related to: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV119029Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure and Bank at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119045Related to: Two Clearance Cairns at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7251 - Lower Cadworthy Farm: Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey
  • EDV8316 - Wigford Down PAL survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 27 2021 11:32AM