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HER Number:MDV30710
Name:Woodleigh's Wood, Buckland in the Moor


Large area situated on the north side of the River Dart below Southbrook between the track from Ruddycleave Bridge to Warren Bridge. Mentioned in various historical documents one of which is a grant dated 1584.


Grid Reference:SX 722 727
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a charcoal burning platform within Woodleigh's Wood, which is known to be at least 500 years old
  • SHINE: Structural remains of a probably 19th century small walled enclosure in Woodleigh's Wood, Buckland in the Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/392

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WOOD (XVI to XVIII - 1584 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

There is an overlap of two parish maps at this location but the end of Woodleigh's Wood can just be made out on the map.

Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist, 1986 (Un-published). SDV345904.

Woodleigh's Wood. Large area situated on the north side of the River Dart below Southbrook between the track from Ruddycleave Bridge to Warren Bridge. Not named on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Mentioned in various documents held in the West Devon Record Office and Devon Record Office. One of these documents being a grant dated 1584. For full details see worksheet.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Area of wood indicated on the modern mapping. Although it is not named as Woodleigh's Wood it matches Belsey's description and adjoins Hardridge Wood and Greypark Wood. Polygon is approximate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. 1986.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86976 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV30966Parent of: Charcoal burning platform in Woodleigh's Wood (Monument)
MDV30701Related to: Bridge Cottage, Buckland in the Moor (Building)
MDV30678Related to: Bridge over Ruddycleave Water (Monument)
MDV30712Related to: Great Lot Wood, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)
MDV30711Related to: Greypark wood, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)
MDV30724Related to: Hardridge Wood, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV30672Related to: Warren Bridge, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 16 2017 2:18PM