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HER Number:MDV43539
Name:Site of possible ford, Buckfastleigh


A ford may have existed around this location in the medieval period.


Grid Reference:SX 735 662
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/182

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Weddell, P. J., 1991, An Archaeological Assessment of land at Market Street, Buckfastleigh, 2-3 (Report - Assessment). SDV297951.

Where the Market Street plot joins the Higher Street Bridge, the houses are set back slightly from the street frontage, which may have been to accommodate a ford here in the medieval period.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV297951Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J.. 1991. An Archaeological Assessment of land at Market Street, Buckfastleigh. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.60. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2-3.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91741 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV43535Related to: Medieval market place, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV43538Related to: Post-medieval houses, Market Street (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5083 - Assessment at Market Street, Buckfastleigh

Date Last Edited:Jun 8 2011 3:22PM