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HER Number:MDV79156
Name:Longhouse at Ford Barn, deserted medieval settlement


Substantial longhouse with possible cross-passage positioned centrally. Part of the medieval settlement site at Ford Barn.


Grid Reference:SX 609 618
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old SAM County Ref: 889

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Griffiths, D. M., 1986, Ford Barn deserted medieval settlement (Worksheet). SDV155369.

Building B is aligned east-west and is slightly longer the position of the cross-passage as indicated by Linehan (1966) is unconvincing and this may well have been located more centrally, where collapsed wall material could be the result of a fallen cross-passage. There is an unusual semi-circular feature added onto the building on the soutehrn side, with an entrance from the 'hall'. The door to the lower eastern end on the south side may be original.
Linehan identifies this as being a 17th century construction and Griffiths identifies as a probable medieval longhouse, partially reconstructed.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155369Worksheet: Griffiths, D. M.. 1986. Ford Barn deserted medieval settlement. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105957 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4339Part of: Ford Barn Deserted Medieval Settlement, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV79159Related to: Barn at Ford Barn deserted medieval settlement (Building)
MDV79158Related to: Building at Ford Barn deserted medieval settlement (Building)
MDV79160Related to: Building at Ford Barn deserted medieval settlement (Building)
MDV79154Related to: Longhouse, Ford Barn deserted medieval settlement (Building)
MDV79162Related to: Post medieval building at Ford Barn settlement (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 4:19PM