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HER Number:MDV106469
Name:Field system south of Bowden Farm, Christow


Earthworks of boundaries and hut circles are recorded in these two fields; appear to have been part of a prehistoric field system. Also possible enclosure recorded.


Grid Reference:SX 824 841
Map Sheet:SX88SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChristow
Ecclesiastical ParishCHRISTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Earthworks are visible on the aerial photographs running through the main field to the west.

Crabb, A., 2014, Bowden Field System site visit notes (Site Visit). SDV356357.

This field (called Kiln Down on the 1880s map) contains numerous possible remains of field boundaries and hut circles. The field requires a full walk over survey and this would make an excellent community/ local history group project.
The field to the east is also likely to contain prehistoric remains associated with this field system. The Aerial Photograph Project in 1985 identified a possible enclosure (MDV26503) and possible sections of walling were seen during site visit. Stands of gorse and surface stone in both fields are obscuring the remains.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV356357Site Visit: Crabb, A.. 2014. Bowden Field System site visit notes. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65993 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26504Related to: Bank within field system south of Bowden, Christow (Monument)
MDV26505Related to: Bank within field system south of Bowden, Christow (Monument)
MDV22837Related to: Boundary within field system east of Kiln Down, Christow (Monument)
MDV19918Related to: Hut circle 1 kilometre south-west of Christow (Monument)
MDV106715Related to: Hut circle located 220 metres south of Bowden Farm, Christow (Monument)
MDV26506Related to: Hut circle on Kiln Down, South of Bowden Farm, Christow (Monument)
MDV26503Related to: Ovoid enclosure south of Bowden Farm, Christow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:48AM