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HER Number:MDV4386
Name:Gartaven Ford, boundary of Gidleigh and Throwleigh


Also known as 'Gallaven Ford' and 'Garlaven-ford' in the past. Throwleigh and Gidleigh bounds meet here.


Grid Reference:SX 634 886
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of a prehistoric chambered tomb, Bronze Age hut circle settlements and reave, and medieval and post medieval streamworks along the Gallaven Brook, west of Rippator

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/20
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FORD (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Garlaven-ford' on the Tithe Map.

Whale, T. W., 1893, Some Remarks on the Bounds of the Forest of Dartmoor, 530 (Article in Serial). SDV343740.

The present boundary of Throwleigh runs from White moor Stone to Hound Tor, thence to Wild-Tor-well; but the bounds of 1240 converge to the junction of the North Teign and Wallabrook, and it seems more obvious to pass from White more stone to Gallaven Ford, where the Throwleigh and Gidleigh bounds meet. The Earl's stone was probably either at Gallaven Ford, or at Wild-tor-well.

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

'Gartaven Ford' depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV343740Article in Serial: Whale, T. W.. 1893. Some Remarks on the Bounds of the Forest of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 25. Website. 530.
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: #91962 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV19453Related to: Boundary stone at Gartaven Ford, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV6528Related to: Enclosure attached to reave south-east of Gartaven Ford (Monument)
MDV27708Related to: Gidleigh Mill Leat (Monument)
MDV27718Related to: Streamworks west of Rippator along Gallaven Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 22 2020 3:16PM