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HER Number:MDV15725
Name:Evidence of medieval strip cultivation 170 metres north of Bag Tor

Summary

The very faint, spread partition banks marking the limits of the plots run north to south. An east-west ruined hedge-bank acts as a southern terminal for several of these banks but one large one crosses it. A later tinwork gully cuts across four of these banks. In open pasture.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 764 759
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/69

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gawne, E., 1970, Field Patterns in Widecombe Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor, 62 (Article in Serial). SDV238056.

Strip lynchets near Bag Tor. Single blocks of lynchets with irregular sides climbing up the slope.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 51, figure 19 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Evidence of medieval cultivation north of Bagtor. Evidence of medieval strip cultivation 170 metres north of Bag Tor. The very faint, spread partition banks marking the limits of the plots run north to south. An east-west ruined hedge-bank acts as a southern terminal for several of these banks but one large one crosses it. A later tinwork gully cuts across four of these banks. In open pasture. Condition is stable. SX76400 75900.

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. 62.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 51, figure 19. [Mapped feature: #6744 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26537Related to: Field bank and remnant enclosures at Bag Tor (Monument)
MDV26533Related to: Tin prospecting pits north of Bagtor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2016 1:51PM