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HER Number:MDV118862
Name:Medieval Field System to the north of the Settlement at Headland Warren, North Bovey

Summary

Medieval field system including at least eight enclosures to the north of the settlement in Headland Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 684 810
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (XII to XV - 1200 AD to 1450 AD)

Full description

Newman, P., 2001, Headland Warren Part 2: Medieval Settlement and Enclosures, 5-7, Figure 2-3 (Report - Survey). SDV360131.

The main area of the remains of the Medieval field system is on the south-west slope of Birch Tor on a large peninsula of land surrounded on three sides by tinworking. This is the area closest to and immediately north of the deserted Medieval settlement with the prevailing axis being south-south-east to north-north-west. These fields are shown on Figure 2 and Numbered 1-8. Some of the fields (Fields 1 and 3) appear to be subdivided into narrower strips including some faint lynchets. The most northerly of the fields (Fields 4-8) are more curving in form and appear to be later attachments or possibly outfield. It was during this probable later phase that part of a Prehistoric enclosure (Field 7) was incorporated into the system. Map object partly based on this source.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345602.

Medieval field boundaries and some lynchets shown on survey. Map object partly based on this source.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

The most northerly field (Field 7) includes part of a Prehistoric enclosure. Map object partly based on this source.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 1021340 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

During the Medieval period much of Headland Warren was enclosed by a series of fields many of which would have been associated with the farmstead at NGR SX 68488076. The farmstead includes at least two longhouses and associated enclosures.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital.
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1021340.
SDV360131Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2001. Headland Warren Part 2: Medieval Settlement and Enclosures. English Heritage. A1/20/2001. A4 Comb Bound. 5-7, Figure 2-3.

Associated Monuments

MDV118818Part of: Medieval Settlement within Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV126487Related to: Carpenter's shop at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine (Building)
MDV117582Related to: Enclosure (a) within Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV6549Related to: Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118933Related to: Medieval Enclosure north-west of Headland Warren Farmstead, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118934Related to: Medieval Enclosures north of Headland Warren Farmstead, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118821Related to: Medieval Enclosures within the Settlement at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118932Related to: Medieval Field Boundaries running south to the Challacombe Wall at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118867Related to: Medieval Field Boundaries to the south of Bennet's Cross at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118869Related to: Medieval Field Boundaries to the south of Birch Tor at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118930Related to: Medieval Field Boundaries to the south of Headland Warren Farmstead, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118929Related to: Medieval Field Boundaries to the south-west of Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118870Related to: Medieval Field Boundaries to the south-west of Vitifer Mine at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118868Related to: Medieval Field Boundary along the northern boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118935Related to: Medieval Field Boundary to the north-east of Birch Tor at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118865Related to: Medieval Field System to the north-west of the Redwater valley at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118864Related to: Medieval Field System to the south of the Settlement at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118819Related to: Medieval Longhouse within the Settlement at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118820Related to: Medieval Longhouse within the Settlement at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118931Related to: Medieval Lynchet running 250 metres south to the Challacombe Wall at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV126489Related to: Mine buildings at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine (Building)
MDV126492Related to: Remains of a bungalow at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine (Building)
MDV27831Related to: Ruined remains of mine office at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine (Building)
MDV126490Related to: Turbine house at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine (Building)
MDV126491Related to: Wheel pit at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine (Monument)
MDV126486Related to: Workers cottages at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7139 - Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines Survey (Ref: A1/20/2001, A1/34/2002)

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2019 12:37PM