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HER Number:MDV24848
Name:Area of Lynchets on Brent Hill, South Brent


Area of strip lynchets to the east of the prehistoric hillfort on Brent Hill, running roughly north-east by south-west.


Grid Reference:SX 706 616
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval lynchets and 19th century quarry to the east of Beara Common

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX76SW10
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 444943
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/27/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STRIP LYNCHET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD?)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 3040-1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Traces of strip lynchets at SX 706616.

Allden, A., 1979, Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology (Correspondence). SDV164635.

Site visited on 1st August 1979. Low banks which create a terracing effect at sx70656173 are not thought to be part of a field system. Walters has suggested these are natural geological features. Sketch survey drawn.

Robinson, R., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits (Site Visit). SDV114314.

Site visited on 20th November 1983. Very faint terracing about 20 metres wide.

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

About eleven possible lynchets extending over 4 hectares of a field, running roughly north-east by south-west. Visible on 1948 aerial photograph. One possible lynchet extends into a neighbouring field from SX70756161 to SX70496147. These lynchets do not run parallel to the contours, but at a slight angle to them.

Bennett, R., 2009, Airborne Remote Sensing Analysis - Brent Hill, Appendix 3, 4-14 (Report - Survey). SDV359640.

Area of Lynchets on Brent Hill.

Environment Agency, 2011, LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution) (Cartographic). SDV348634.

Area of lynchets visible on Lidar data.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV114314Site Visit: Robinson, R.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3040-1.
SDV164635Correspondence: Allden, A.. 1979. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. Brent Hill survey.
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.
SDV348634Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2011. LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution). Digital. [Mapped feature: #84856 ]
SDV359640Report - Survey: Bennett, R.. 2009. Airborne Remote Sensing Analysis - Brent Hill. Appendix 3, 4-14.

Associated Monuments

MDV7957Related to: Hillfort on Brent Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13679Related to: Quarry on Beara Common, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 20 2022 2:54PM