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HER Number:MDV61236
Name:CORN DITCH in the Parish of Shaugh Prior


Corn ditch, which has fairly steeply sloping sides and a flat base, probably dating from medieval period.


Grid Reference:SX 565 646
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/198/129

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

National Trust, 1997, An Archaeological Watching Brief on Electricity Supply to Trowlesworthy Warren Farm, 3 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV149633.

Corn ditch. Large ditch (4m wide x 1-1.3m deep) running N-S, W of W wall of field. Has fairly steeply sloping sides and a flat base. Contains several lenses of fills. At some time it was re-cut to max depth of 0.9m with a sloping E side and generally 'V' shaped, and contained 2 infills. Probably dates from medieval period, although no dating evidence found. Still visible as much slighter earthwork alongside wall. Formation of fields as shown on Tithe Map and as visible on ground suggest that this part of field was an addition to original large field to the east, which has been cleared of stone and ploughed in past (PRN 52589).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149633Report - Watching Brief: National Trust. 1997. An Archaeological Watching Brief on Electricity Supply to Trowlesworthy Warren Farm. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV52589Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren, Great Meadow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV733 - An Archaeological Watching Brief on Electrisity Supply to Trowlesworthy Warren Farm
  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon
  • EDV7438 - Survey of field boundaries at Trowlesworthy Warren Farm

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM