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HER Number:MDV112780
Name:Strip cultivation on Pudsham Common

Summary

The majority of strips run approximately north-east to south-west and all are defined by parallel lines of stone clearance, protruding subtly through the turf, spaced between 13 metres and 17 metres apart. Cultivation would have taken place between these lines. Two small clearance cairns are located among the strips. Likely to be medieval or earlier.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 730 749
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

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

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

Some of the strips are visible on the aerial photograph although exact extent of the feature is unclear. Polygon approximate.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 61, Fig 17 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

An area of strip cultivation on the gentle north slope of Pudsham Down at SX273057 74954. The majority of strips run approximately north-east to south-west but two short examples on the southern end run west-north-west to east-south-east. All are defined by parallel lines of stone clearance, protruding subtly through the turf, spaced between 13 metres and 17 metres apart. Cultivation would have taken place between these lines. Two small clearance cairns are located among the strips. These remains are all likely to date from the medieval period or earlier. Condition is stable.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72141 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 61, Fig 17.

Associated Monuments

MDV25152Related to: Ditch on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV30655Related to: Medieval fields on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV25160Related to: Parallel reaves on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV25156Related to: Ridge and furrow on Pudsham Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 8 2016 2:08PM