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HER Number:MDV8251
Name:Rushford Medieval Settlement, Chagford

Summary

Probable location of the deserted Medieval village of Rushford. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 705 890
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Building remains of the deserted Medieval village of Rushford and earthwork remains of probable medieval or later field system surrounding Rushford Barton Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/21/1
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX78NW15
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78NW15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV258949.

Probable site of deserted village of Rushford. In the field centred here are obvious indications of the sites of former buildings in the shape of a series of terraces set into the hillside.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Areas of possible houses visible on the aerial photography.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Rushford Settlement (Un-published). SDV352501.

Rushford Deserted Medieval Settlement.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV258949Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78NW15. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108268 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Rushford Settlement.

Associated Monuments

MDV8250Related to: Rushford Chapel, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2016 12:57PM