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HER Number:MDV118869
Name:Medieval Field Boundaries to the south of Birch Tor at Headland Warren, North Bovey

Summary

Remains of two adjoining Medieval field boundaries to the south of Birch Tor at Headland Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 688 812
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 BOUNDARY (XII to XV - 1200 AD to 1450 AD)

Full description

Newman , P., 2001, Headland Warren Part 2: Medieval Settlement and Enclosures, 6 & 9, Figure 2-3 (Report - Survey). SDV360131.

Two adjoining Medieval field boundaries shown to the south of Birch Tor in Headland Warren. Evidence of hedgebanks which delineate what may have been a system of outfields. The slight and incomplete nature of these suggest this was an unfinished or short-lived phase of enclosure. An almost straight bank and ditch runs up the south side of Birch Tor towards the summit. The bank fades away near the southern outcrop of the tor but reappears near the Prehistoric barrow at the northern end of the plateau.


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

Remains of two adjoining Medieval field boundaries shown on survey.


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

SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital. [Mapped features: #78132 ; #78133 ; #78134 ; #78135 ; #78136 ; #78137 ; #78138 ; #78139 ; #78140 ; #78141 ]
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. 6 & 9, Figure 2-3.

Associated Monuments

MDV118818Part of: Medieval Settlement within Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV6673Related to: Cairn on summit of Birch Tor, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV6549Related to: Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118821Related to: Medieval Enclosures within the Settlement at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118867Related to: Medieval Field Boundaries to the south of Bennet's Cross 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)
MDV118862Related to: Medieval Field System to the north of the Settlement 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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7139 - Headland Warren Survey (Ref: A1/20/2001)

Date Last Edited:Apr 7 2017 12:21PM