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HER Number:MDV15714
Name:Strip lynchets 150 meters north of Rowbrook Farm


Possible pre-Saxon strip lynchets north of Rowbrook.


Grid Reference:SX 682 726
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 291
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/174
  • Pastscape: 1471921

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Post Roman to Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD (Between))

Full description

Gawne, E., 1970, Field Patterns in Widecombe Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor, 63 (Article in Serial). SDV238056.

Gawne cites strip lynchets above Rowbrook as examples of smaller and more primitive lynchets which may be pre-Saxon in date. They are situated near prehistoric settlement.

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

A series of hedge banks marking out the boundaries of abandoned medieval fields on the south-west slope of Vag Hill. Many of the boundaries re use components of the prehistoric Dartmeet parallel reave system (PRN 6030) but many additional banks were added.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV238056Article in Serial: Gawne, E.. 1970. Field Patterns in Widecombe Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 102. A5 Hardback. 63.
SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81650 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV125021Related to: Pillow mound 3 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125022Related to: Pillow mound 4 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125020Related to: Pillow mound 5 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125019Related to: Pillow mound 7 on Yartor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8296 - Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2020 9:46AM