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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: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/327
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

(Survey date: 10/12/2013) 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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. 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: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:28PM