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HER Number:MDV15724
Name:Deserted fields on Haytor Down

Summary

A number of boundaries are visible in this field system, some banked, some ditched,

Location

Grid Reference:SX 766 776
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a Bronze Age parallel reave system with three main east-west boundary works, an enclosure hut circles and cairns, a medieval enclosure, a pillow mound, an area of post-medieval tin pits and a post-medieval field system on Haytor Down
  • Scheduled Monument 1002528: Haytor granite tramway

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/68
  • 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.

Deserted fields on haytor down. The 1566 survey of lord dynhams lands in ilsington refers to a tenant who held land on "etor down". His fields are probably among these (gawne).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294016.

Gawne, e. /tda/102(1970)61/field patterns in widecombe parish and the forest of dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV294017.

Aph=nmr sf1746/98(21/4/1980).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV294018.

Aph=raf 106g/uk879/7001(2/10/1945).


The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit, 1985, The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV340940.

A number of boundaries are visible in this field system, some banked, some ditched, as follows:
1) a bank between sx76337771 and sx77027780.
2) part of a rhomboidal field, with corners at sx76487754, sx76797744, and sx76747772.
3) an l-shaped ditch with terminals at sx76617787 and sx76987749.
4) fragments of ditches and banks at sx76737780, sx76787780, sx76857780, sx76857769, sx76907770 and sx76517761.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144291Migrated Record: Gawne, E..
SDV294016Migrated Record:
SDV294017Aerial Photograph:
SDV294018Aerial Photograph:
SDV340940Interpretation: The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit. 1985. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. Map (Paper). [Mapped feature: #81655 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14194Related to: Adit north-west of Streamworks on Haytor Down. Ilsington (Monument)
MDV63725Related to: Area of Tin Working Trial Pits north of Haytor Vale (Monument)
MDV26570Related to: Area of Tin Working Trial Pits on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV14195Related to: Building at west end of Opencast Tin Workings to the north of Haytor Vale, Ilsington (Building)
MDV63727Related to: Clapper Bridge carrying Trackway north of Haytor Vale, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV116381Related to: Medieval Ridge and Furrow north-east of Haytor Rocks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV116612Related to: Settlement north of Haytor Vale, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV63722Related to: Tin Streamwork north of Haytor Vale, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV116611Related to: Tin Streamworkings on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Oct 28 2016 12:39PM