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HER Number:MDV12806
Name:Field system south of Youldon Brook

Summary

Abandoned post medieval field boundaries in the area of Youldon Brook. The banks are massively constructed and form a mostly regular pattern apart from where re-using medieval features.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 551 798
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 34
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/50
  • Pastscape: 439667

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1964, RAF/F65/58/6399, 038 (Aerial Photograph). SDV255418.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX57NE34, 23/10/1979 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV278331.

Cropmarks of a group of rectangular fields. Eleven hectares of rectilinear fields. A number of them show as strips on the aerial photograph. They are difficult to see on the ground. Probably Medieval, associated with the longhouse settlements to the south-west (MDV4161).


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

No photographs available.


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey, 18/08/2004 (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

Centred SX 554797 are a number of mostly abandoned field boundaries of post-Medieval origin. The majority of the banks are massively constructed and measure up to 3.0 metres wide and 1.0 metres high. They form a semi-regular pattern except where they reuse the courses of earlier, Medieval, features. The strips noted by the Ordnance Survey in 1979 are barely visible on the ground and appear to conform to the rectilinear field system and not the earlier, underlying, medieval landscape.
These fields appear to represent the last active phase of enclosure in this area and are associated with the newtake boundary that encloses the Youldon Brook and the stream to its south.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation, 07/03/2018 (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

Abandoned post medieval field boundaries in the area of Youldon Brook. The banks are massively constructed and form a mostly regular pattern apart from where re-using medieval features.
Condition of the features is fair, although in gradual decline due to erosion of abandoned banks.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV255418Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. RAF/F65/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 038.
SDV278331Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX57NE34. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 23/10/1979.
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.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. 18/08/2004.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. 07/03/2018. [Mapped feature: #113131 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV56612Related to: Medieval field system surrounding Butworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 28 2018 10:29AM