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HER Number:MDV13005
Name:Drain in field south of Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet


Stone-lined field drain in field south of Brimpts Farm. Uncovered during ploughing, the drain was covered with granite slabs, under layers of rotten growan and peaty topsoil.


Grid Reference:SX 667 737
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/157

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DRAIN (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1980, Field drain south of Brimpts Farm (Worksheet). SDV254440.

Stone-lined drain about 1.20 metres below present ground surface. Drain approximately 0.20 metres wide (between stones lining sides) and 0.20 metres high. It is covered with granite slabs. Above the slabs is approximately 0.45 metres of rotten growan (presumably redeposited) and above that approximately 0.30 metres of peaty topsoil. Base of drain appears to be natural subsoil.
Appears to be a field drain. It and others show up as linear spreads of pale rotten growan against the dark peaty soil. Field had been ploughed by present owners for the first time. Soil marks indicated characteristic 'chevron' pattern of drains running with the main drain approximately west-south-west by east-north-east. (Visited 11/6/1980)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV254440Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1980. Field drain south of Brimpts Farm. Worksheet. Digital. [Mapped feature: #4815 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV18861Related to: Brimpts farmstead, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV26253Related to: Ridge and furrow south of Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2014 4:09PM