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HER Number:MDV20493
Name:Ridge and furrow north-east of Hartland Tor


Area of ridge and furrow north east of Hartland Tor.


Grid Reference:SX 644 801
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68SW81
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 621619
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/96
  • Old SAM Ref: 34495.02

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Constructed, Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

NMR, SX68SW81 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV255599.

RAF, 1951, 540/483, 4046-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV255598.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1983, Middle Merripit Survey Drawing (Plan - measured). SDV321106.

Area of ridge and furrow north east of Hartland Tor. Associated with field boundaries of medieval/post-medieval date.

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

Visible on 1951 RAF AP.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit, I. S. Sainsbury (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(04/07/1989) Three fields (part of SX 68 SW 80 and probably prehistoric in origin), centred at SX 64508016, on E-facing slopes in an area of improved rough grassland about 380m OD, contain the ill-defined remains of ridge and furrow cultivation. The ridges all about 3m in width run E-W up and down the gentle slope.

Ancient Monuments, 2004, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV321115.

Monument includes a group of coaxial fields and associated prehistoric settlement. Within the fields forming the eastern side of the monument are traces of ridge and furrow aligned east to west on an east facing slope.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV255598Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1951. 540/483. 4046-7.
SDV255599National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SX68SW81.
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.
SDV321106Plan - measured: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1983. Middle Merripit Survey Drawing. Middle Merripit Survey Drawing. Digital.
SDV321115Site Visit: Ancient Monuments. 2004.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. I. S. Sainsbury.

Associated Monuments

MDV15081Related to: Hartland Reaves; Stannon Reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1065 - RCHME Field Investigation
  • EDV1066 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV8648 - Middle Merripit Farm, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:May 10 2022 9:01AM