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HER Number:MDV57561
Name:Ridge and furrow north of Beardown Farm


Area of ridge and furrow, 130 metres north of beardown farm. The ridges are probably contemporary with the earthen banks of late 18th century date that form the earliest phase of the farm.


Grid Reference:SX 603 756
Map Sheet:SX67NW
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/328
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (XVIII - 1750 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

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

(Date of survey: 3/8/1988) Centred at SX60367566 are approximately 0.4 hectares of ridge and furrow, north of Beardown Farm. The ridges measure 2.5 metres wide and 0.1 metres high and are probably contemporary with the earthen banks of late 18th century date that form the earliest phase of Beardown Farm.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95849 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV51538Related to: Aqueduct related to Devonport Leat, north of Beardown Farm (Monument)
MDV50894Related to: Beardown Farm, Lydford (Monument)
MDV27244Related to: Field system surrounding Beardown Farm (Monument)
MDV57560Related to: Ridge and furrow west of Beardown Farm (Monument)
MDV19902Related to: The Devonport Leat, Dartmoor (Monument)
MDV102930Related to: Weir on Devonport Leat, north of Beardown Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:28PM