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HER Number:MDV57560
Name:Ridge and furrow west of Beardown Farm


Area of ridge and furrow south-west of Beardown Farm, adjacent to the Devonport Leat. Probably dates to the late 18th century.


Grid Reference:SX 599 753
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of a section of the late 18th century Devonport Leat running from Princetown to Holming Beam

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NW138
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 873715
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/327

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1991, Duchy of Cornwall Enclosed Farmland Project: Archaeological Survey and Evaluation Dartmoor infill areas (Report - Survey). SDV364202.

(03/08/1988) Centred at SX60007533 on the south bank of the Cowsic River, is 1 hectare of ridge and furrow. The ridges are 2.5 metres wide and up to 0.2 metres high. They are arranged in two blocks on either side of an earthen bank associated with the earliest phase of Beardown Farm in the 1780's.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345602.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95848 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV62520Related to: Aqueduct west of Beardown Farm (Monument)
MDV50894Related to: Beardown Farm, Lydford (Monument)
MDV5968Related to: Beardown Warren, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV27244Related to: Field system surrounding Beardown Farm (Monument)
MDV57561Related to: Ridge and furrow north of Beardown Farm (Monument)
MDV19902Related to: The Devonport Leat, Dartmoor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8643 - Beardown Farm, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Aug 23 2021 12:18PM