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HER Number:MDV40211
Name:Medieval field system on Wigford Down, Meavy

Summary

Banks and ditches of medieval date cut across the prehistoric field system on Wigford Down, associated with areas of ridge and furrow and two deserted medieval farm sites on the Down. Partly follows the Bronze Age parallel reave system in places.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 543 652
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/120

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

'Field system' is depicted on map overlay (but not described) on 1985 aerial photograph project. No photograph reference given.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 78-80, Map 48.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler depicts banks and ditches of medieval date cutting across the earlier prehistoric field system on Wigford Down. This confuses the remains somewhat. These fields are probably associated with the two deserted longhouse sites on the Down.


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

Complex field system reasonably clearly visible on the aerial photograph. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 78-80, Map 48.1.
  • 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: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12896Related to: Enclosure with huts circles on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV40206Related to: Fragmentary enclosure on Wigford Down, Meavy (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)
MDV119821Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV119822Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV119823Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2340Related to: Hut circle on the north-east side of Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV12897Related to: Hut circle on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2300Related to: Hut circle on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2306Related to: Hut circle on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2305Related to: Hut circle on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)
MDV40207Related to: Hut circle on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119828Related to: Hut circles on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV12706Related to: Hut in field on north-east side of Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2219Related to: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV28269Related to: Ridge and furrow on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)
MDV15010Related to: Wigford Down deserted medieval farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV15009Related to: Wigford Down medieval site, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 18 2017 10:48AM