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HER Number:MDV19818
Name:Trackway from Dunstone Farm onto Wigford Down, Meavy

Summary

Sunken way takes the form of a well defined cart track, running from Dunstone Farm onto Wigford Down. Believed by Haynes to lead to Tavistock.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 548 644
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/64

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Parts of track visible on mid 20th century aerial photographs.


Haynes, R. G., 1978-1981, Lost Tracks on Greenwell Down, 27-29 (Article in Serial). SDV223940.

Road leading to Dunstone Farm. Track continues as a sunken way or well defined cart track across the River Plym and up on to Wigford Down. Believed by author to be an old route to Tavistock. Runs SX55366412 to SX54846482.


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

The sunken way takes the form of a well-defined cart-track, running from SX55006430 to SX54846482. It can also be traced northwards to Wigford Down. Haynes (1978) believes that it led to Tavistock.


Berry, N., 2005, Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Lower Cadworthy Farm, Meavy, Devon, Site 014, Site Distribution Map, Site Summary, Site Inventory (Report - Survey). SDV360144.

Holloway aligned north-north-west to south-south-east through Field Numbered 798 on Tithe Map. The north end leads onto Wigford Down. Within the enclosed fields the feature is circa 2 metres wide with sloping sides and up to 1.2 metres deep. The route is of Medieval origin and is shown on the Ordnance Survey draft map of circa 1800 as well as aerial photographs of the area.


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

Parts of track shown on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV223940Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1978-1981. Lost Tracks on Greenwell Down. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 34. Unknown. 27-29. [Mapped feature: #82611 ]
SDV325229Pamphlet: National Trust. 1984. Goodameavy, Devon. National Trust Field Guide.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV360144Report - Survey: Berry, N.. 2005. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Lower Cadworthy Farm, Meavy, Devon. National Trust Report. A4 Comb Bound. Site 014, Site Distribution Map, Site Summary, Site Inventory.

Associated Monuments

MDV119538Related to: Building Platform to the north of Lower Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV76909Related to: Dunstone farmstead, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV119044Related to: Former Field Boundary at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119047Related to: Former Field Boundary at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV12898Related to: Higher Cadworthy Farmstead, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119043Related to: Holloway to fields at Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV2224Related to: Hut circle on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV77828Related to: Lower Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119537Related to: Track to the north of Lower 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
  • EDV5292 - Survey of buildings at Lower Cadworthy, Meavy

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2017 11:56AM