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HER Number:MDV131003
Name:Field system on Ringmoor Down

Summary

160 hectares of abandoned medieval field system containing ridge and furrow. The bulk of the system is centred around three abandoned medieval farmsteads while the western part forms an extension to the similar field system on Lynch Common

Location

Grid Reference:SX 567 662
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE329
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1409366

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P. + Probert, S., 2005, Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV363484.

(17/03/2005) Centred SX 56726639. Approximately 160 hectares of abandoned medieval field system within Sheepstor Parish on Ringmoor Down. The bulk of the system, some 110 hectares is centred around three abandoned medieval farmsteads (438831, 438834 and 438843). These fields vary in size from 0.25 hectares to 25 hectares and most possess traces of slight ridge and furrow. The enclosing banks vary in width from 1.5 to 3.5m and stand a maximum of 1.2m high. Dense molinea grass over the eastern part of the system has obscured much detail.
The western elements of this field system lie adjacent to the Sheepstor/Meavy parish boundary and probably represent an extension to the similar (in age and form) field system on Lynch Common (438858). Again traces of ridge and furrow lie within the fields though the interiors of most are obscured by molinea and gorse.
Both elements of the field system have been disrupted by later tinworking activity (1408405).

Probert, S. A. J., 2010, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Ringmoor, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV360517.

Newman, P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361636.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360517Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2010. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Ringmoor, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV361636Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV130999Related to: Boundary stone on Ringmoor Down (Monument)
MDV131000Related to: Boundary stone on Ringmoor Down (Monument)
MDV131001Related to: Boundary stone on Ringmoor Down (Monument)
MDV131002Related to: Boundary stone on Ringmoor Down (Monument)
MDV25268Related to: Field system east of Smallcombe Wood (Monument)
MDV131005Related to: Possible reave on Ringmoor Down (Monument)
MDV131004Related to: Tin working on Lynch Common and Ringmoor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area
  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor. The Eylesbarrow archaeological landscape
  • EDV7551 - Ditsworthy Warren: An archaeological investigation
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey: EH Project (Feb 2001 - Dec 2002)

Date Last Edited:Jul 20 2021 10:02AM