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HER Number:MDV3179
Name:Saxon Mint at Lydford

Summary

Site of a Saxon royal mint at Lydford in operation from 10th - 13th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 510 848
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINT (IX to XII - 900 AD to 1200 AD (Between))

Full description

Gill, H. S., 1878, On silver regal money coined in Devonshire mints, 590 (Article in Serial). SDV336871.

A list of extant coins minted there provided in Gill.


Worth, R. N., 1879, Lydford and its Castle, 296 (Article in Serial). SDV336870.

Coins are known to have been minted here from the reign of Ethelred 2nd (979-1016) to Edward the Confessor.


Radford, G. H., 1905, Lydford Town, 177-8 (Article in Serial). SDV336874.


Alexander, J. J., 1926, The Early Boroughs of Devon, 277 (Article in Serial). SDV336875.


Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 427-9 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Royal Mint, Lydford. One of 4 Anglo Saxon mints in Devon.


Griffith, F. M., 1988, Devon's Past. An Aerial View, 277 (Monograph). SDV64198.


Newman , P., 2000, The Town and Castle Earthworks at Lydford, 2 (Report - Survey). SDV351534.

Lydford was the site of a mint in the pre-conquest period and coins dating from the reign of King Ethelred II (AD976-1016) are known to have been minted here.


Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford, 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV351460.

Lydford was the site of a royal mint operating from the 10th-13th century. Anglo coins struck at the mint have been found in the area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 427-9.
SDV336870Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 1879. Lydford and its Castle. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 11. A5 Paperback. 296.
SDV336871Article in Serial: Gill, H. S.. 1878. On silver regal money coined in Devonshire mints. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 10. A5 Paperback. 590.
SDV336874Article in Serial: Radford, G. H.. 1905. Lydford Town. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 37. A5 Paperback. 177-8.
SDV336875Article in Serial: Alexander, J. J.. 1926. The Early Boroughs of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 58. A5 Paperback. 277.
SDV351460Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford. Exeter Archaeology. 08.31 (6475). A4 Grip Bound. 9.
SDV351534Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2000. The Town and Castle Earthworks at Lydford. English Heritage. A4 Spiral Bound. 2.
SDV64198Monograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1988. Devon's Past. An Aerial View. Devon's Past. An Aerial View. Paperback Volume. 277.

Associated Monuments

MDV3192Parent of: Lydford Mint, Coin (Find Spot)
MDV58131Parent of: Lydford Mint, Coin (Find Spot)
MDV3191Parent of: Lydford Mint, Coins (Find Spot)
MDV14318Related to: Saxon Defences west of Lydford (Monument)
MDV3242Related to: Town Defences to north and east of Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6171 - Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford (Ref: 08.31)
  • EDV6180 - The Town and Castle Earthworks at Lydford

Date Last Edited:Sep 22 2017 3:42PM