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HER Number:MDV28269
Name:Ridge and furrow on Wigford Down, Meavy

Summary

Two large areas of ridge and furrow visible on Wigford Down. The north-eastern section lies in part of a bronze age reave system overlain with medieval fields and the ridges run roughly north-west by south-east. The second section is to the south-west of this and the cultivation ridges are curving, on a broadly east-west alignment.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 541 653
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze age parallel reave field system with hut circle settlements and cairns, plus deserted Medieval settlements with long houses and pillow mounds, on Wigford Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/121
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 3235-3242 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Two large areas of ridge and furrow visible on the 1946 aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Two large areas of ridge and furrow visible on Wigford Down. The north-eastern section lies in part of a bronze age reave system overlain with medieval fields and the ridges run roughly north-west by south-east. The second section is to the south-west of this and the cultivation ridges are curving, on a broadly east-west alignment. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3235-3242.
  • Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2219Part of: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV119826Related to: Hut circle in fields on northern side of Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV119827Related to: Hut circle in fields on northern side of Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2306Related to: Hut circle on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2305Related to: Hut circle on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)
MDV40211Related to: Medieval field system on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 12 2017 3:36PM