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HER Number:MDV24759
Name:Medieval field system south-east of Venford Reservoir

Summary

Extensive area of medieval fields on Holne Moor, to the south-east of Venford Reservoir. Reuse of the parallel reave system apparent in places.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 690 704
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 155
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/222
  • Pastscape: 619172

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 4369 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351061.


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

Field system merges with parallel reave system. There is ridge and furrow at SX69416930.


Probert, S. A. J., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

SX 680710. The north-east area of Holne Moor is rich in medieval field boundaries which have been examined to establish the history of colonisation of the land. The sequence stretches from the establishment of a small pre-Conquest hamlet through a period of expansion in the 13th century of commoners from two nearby manors, to later retrenchment and abandonment.
The major land units called Lobes can be assigned to the 10th century or earlier. Cornditches around the Lobes were made in the 11/12th century, a major extension occured in the late 13th - early 14th century, and in the 14th and 15th centuries the area reverted to moorland (citing Fleming, A. + Ralph, N., 1982, Medieval archaeology: journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology 26, 101-137).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
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.
SDV351061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4369.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV26489Related to: Medieval enclosures on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV24755Related to: Medieval field system north and west of Gibby Combe, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2019 11:03AM