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HER Number:MDV118929
Name:Medieval Field Boundaries to the south-west of Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine at Headland Warren, North Bovey

Summary

Remains of Medieval field boundaries and a faint area of ridge and furrow to the south-west of Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine at Headland Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 680 807
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON
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, 6-7, Figure 2-3 (Report - Survey). SDV360131.

An area of faint Medieval ridge and furrow may be traced running east to west up the hill with the remains of three field boundaries shown to the north and east. This island of formerly cultivated ground has been adapted for later rabbit farming and contains four pillow mounds.

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

Two adjoining Medieval field boundaries shown on survey. Small area of ridge and furrow running west to east.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

An 'Old Leat' is shown on modern mapping to the east of these field boundaries.

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. 2005-2008. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital. [Mapped features: #78206 ; #78207 ; #78208 ; #78209 ]
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. 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. 6-7, Figure 2-3.

Associated Monuments

MDV118818Part of: Medieval Settlement within Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV6549Related to: Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV27832Related to: Leat to th south-west of Vitifer Mine at 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)
MDV118930Related to: Medieval Field Boundaries to the south of Headland Warren Farmstead, 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)
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)
MDV118931Related to: Medieval Lynchet running 250 metres south to the Challacombe Wall at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV117782Related to: Pillow Mounds at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118817Related to: Wall marking the southern boundary of Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)

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:Oct 11 2019 3:25PM