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HER Number:MDV21699
Name:Possible Deserted Medieval Settlement, Chaddlehanger


Remains of possible deserted settlement visible on aerial photographs and lidar image. A number of the field names in this area include the name 'Andrews'. A number of earthworks have been recorded here as part of the Tamar Valley NMP project.


Grid Reference:SX 463 773
Map Sheet:SX47NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLamerton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Medieval deserted settlement south west of Lower Chaddlewood

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47NE/38

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Vis=19/12/1983 (quinnell, fletcher + coles) about 1.5ha of permanent pasture. A wide, embanked trackway runs n-s. To each side a series of closes and platforms set on terraces. According to mr coles there is no tradition or record of settlement here, but the site appears to be one of medieval desertion (worksheet).

Miller, A., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV13030.

The site is visible on 1947 aps, but little detail is clear. Rapid examination of aps suggests presence of a number of linear features (possibly farming enclosures and at least one possible pond) visible c.700m nnw of briscotts cottage (miller).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252574.

Des=worksheet(n. V. Quinnell,1983).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV252575.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/2149/3239-41(11/6/1947)/dcc 46/12-14.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252576.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252577.

Des=miller, a. /rchme ap primary recording project/(3/1/1996).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV252578.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV252579.

Aph=dap/hn 12/(22/12/1986).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV252580.

Aph=dap/ho 1-4/(22/12/1986).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252581.

Des=greeves, t. /devonshire association annual meeting 1999: archaeological sites north of tavistock/(1996)/copy in brentor pf.

Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Apparent millpond visible in field above higher mill meadow as well as 3 terraced areas + earthworks in higher mill meadow (greeves).

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Maps and Apportionments (Website). SDV349463.

A number of the field names in this area include 'Andrews' eg 'Middle Andrews', 'Little Andrews'.

Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records (Interpretation). SDV346287.

Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, SX4677/1-5, DAP13292/01-04&12 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

A number of earthwork bank and ditched features are visible on aerial photographs here. They have been interpreted as a possible medieval field system and or the remains of the deserted settlement of Chaddlehanger (MDV21699).

Environment Agency, 2011, LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution) (Cartographic). SDV348634.

Earthworks, platforms and lynchets visible on Lidar image. Map object based on this source.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

It is largely unclear from the NMP database record alone, which of the earthworks transcribed here are associated with this record. The earthworks mostly appear to represent the remains of former field boundaries, although a number of the earthwork ditches more likely represent watercourses of post-medieval to modern date. Only part of the photo reference is given in the transcription attributes, so the date of the photograph is not known.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV13030Migrated Record: Miller, A..
SDV252574Migrated Record:
SDV252575Aerial Photograph:
SDV252576Migrated Record:
SDV252577Migrated Record:
SDV252578Aerial Photograph:
SDV252579Aerial Photograph:
SDV252580Aerial Photograph:
SDV252581Migrated Record:
SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83177 ]
SDV348634Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2011. LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution). Digital.
SDV349463Website: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Maps and Apportionments. http://devon.gov.uk. Website.
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV114326Related to: Enclosure southwest of Lower Chaddlewood House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Feb 11 2016 1:57PM