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HER Number:MDV112772
Name:Strip cultivation on Welstor Common

Summary

An area of strip cultivation on the gentle eastern slope of Welstor Common. The strips are defined by parallel lines of stone clearance protruding subtly through the turf, running roughly east-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 738 732
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STRIP FIELD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Cultivation strips are visible on the aerial photograph.


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

Area of cultivation depicted on the map overlay but there does not seem to have been a record created at the time for the Sites and Monument Record.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

An area of strip cultivation on the gentle eastern slope of Welstor Common. The strips are defined by parallel lines of stone clearance protruding subtly through the turf. The spaces between the clearance would have contained the cultivation. The distance between surviving examples is 35 metres to 45 metres, but some may no longer visible. These strips are likely to date from the medieval period or earlier. Condition is stable but gorse-covered in places. SX73855 73255

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #72136 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV25188Part of: Medieval field boundaries on Welstor Common (Monument)
MDV25193Related to: Disused quarry on Welstor Common (Monument)
MDV114604Related to: Rifle Range on Welstor Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 19 2016 11:29AM