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HER Number:MDV15723
Name:Medieval enclosures and cultivation north and west of Hollow Tor

Summary

A series of stone and earth banks, some with ditches, and shallow lynchets north and west of Hollow Tor, are probable evidence of medieval enclosure and, possibly, cultivation. The evidence is somewhat fragmented and covered by bramble and bracken, beneath which further examples may survive.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 730 762
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/123
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Strip lynchets west of Hollow Tor. These are cited as examples of smaller, more primitive, lynchets, which may be of pre-Saxon date. There are faint contour lines all over this hillside and prehistoric settlements nearby.

National Monuments Record, 1982, NMR SF2112 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345548.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Unit of walled fields showing associations with walled fields and banked field systems to north, east and south.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 50, Figure 11 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Medieval enclosures and cultivation west of Hollow Tor. Centred SX 72996 76292. A series of stone and earth banks, some with ditches, and shallow lynchets north and west of Hollow Tor, are probable evidence of medieval enclosure and, possibly, cultivation. The evidence is somewhat fragmented and covered by bramble and bracken, beneath which further examples may survive.
Condition is stable though partly covered by gorse

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.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345548Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1982. NMR SF2112. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 50, Figure 11.

Associated Monuments

MDV113193Related to: Hut circle and ruined enclosure walls east of Tor Croft (Monument)
MDV7424Related to: Hut circles 180 metres north-east of Torcroft (Monument)
MDV112776Related to: Moorstone cutting pits north of Hollow Tor (Monument)
MDV26974Related to: Parallel reaves around Pil Tor (Monument)
MDV112770Related to: Possible rectangular building north of Hollow Tor (Building)
MDV26826Related to: Settlement west of Hollow Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2019 3:45PM