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HER Number:MDV15619
Name:Field system around Dunnabridge Farm

Summary

The field system around dunnabridge farm is possibly a fossilized pattern of common fields of medieval date. Several fields have the element 'ware' in their names, which is apparently connected with open fields (gawne) (see sx67sw/98/1 for history of open field system at dunnabridge).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 641 744
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Field system surrounding Dunnabridge Pound Farm, likely to be medieval in origin, with area of ridge and furrow and two quarries related to the building of the Ashburton to Tavistock road, as well as sections of leat to the north

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/105
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Gawne, E., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV144291.

The field system around dunnabridge farm is possibly a fossilized pattern of common fields of medieval date. Several fields have the element 'ware' in their names, which is apparently connected with open fields (gawne) (see sx67sw/98/1 for history of open field system at dunnabridge).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV278982.

Walled field system visible between sx63707398 and sx64597488 with extensive ridge and furrow around sx63907440 and sx64207460 (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV278983.

Gawne, e. /tda/102(1971)55,56 fig.3/field patterns in widecombe parish.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV278984.

Aph=nmr sf1509/199(26/4/1979).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144291Migrated Record: Gawne, E..
SDV278982Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV278983Migrated Record:
SDV278984Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments

MDV77445Related to: Dunnabridge Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV6272Related to: Dunnabridge Pound (Monument)
MDV78078Related to: Dunnabridge Pound Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV25983Related to: FIELD SYSTEM in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV22080Related to: HAMLET in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV25972Related to: Quarry west of Dunnabridge (Monument)
MDV54423Related to: Ridge and furrow west of Dunnabridge Pound Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7397 - Condition survey of Dunnabridge woodlands
  • EDV7422 - Archaeological survey of Dunnabridge woodlands

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2018 2:18PM