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HER Number:MDV6154
Name:Gateposts, Yardworthy Farm


Thirty six slotted gate posts including two re-used holed stone gatehangers at Yardworthy Farm. It is unclear whether they are of medieval or post medieval date.


Grid Reference:SX 679 852
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE82
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 904484
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/33/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GATE PIER (Constructed, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1949, The Moorstone Age, Part 1, 320 (Article in Serial). SDV274816.

SX 6785 Slotted and holed stone gatepost beside the Mariners Way at Yardworthy. Since it stands erect, its last use was as a slotted stone.

Worth, R. H., 1953, Dartmoor, 362-367 (Monograph). SDV231148.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit, S. Probert (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(09/01/1990) Thirty six slotted gate-posts including two re-used holed-stone gate-hangers occur in the in-bye of Yardworthy Farm.
Seventeen of the posts have rectangular slots (Type R on the accompanying tabulation), sixteen have inverted L-shaped slots (Type L), two posts have U-shaped slots (Type A) and one possesses four recessed slots on one edge (Type E).
For a description of gateway types see Worth (pp 362-367).
A further table of information on the gate posts in held in the NRHE archive.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231148Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 362-367.
SDV274816Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1949. The Moorstone Age, Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 81. A5 Hardback. 320.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. S. Probert. [Mapped feature: #39486 All locations based on this source, ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6153Related to: Cow house west of Yardworthy Farmhouse (Building)
MDV6701Related to: The Mariners Way (Dartmoor Section) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1536 - RCHME Field Investigation
  • EDV8656 - Yadworthy Farm, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Apr 22 2022 1:36PM