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HER Number:MDV25128
Name:Field system on Leusdon Down

Summary

Field system with strong prehistoric appearance, merging with modern farmland to the west. There is ridge and furrow, in banked square fields, at SX70467290. The system extends to SX70277345, SX71007322, SX70337271, SX70667298.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 704 730
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and field boundary remains of a Prehistoric to Medieval field system on Leusdon Down, merging with the modern fields to the west

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/112
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Late Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 3000 BC to 42 AD (Between))
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1387 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Map object based on this source.


National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1459, 019-021 (Aerial Photograph). SDV291903.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Field system with strong prehistoric appearance, merging with modern farmland to the west. There is ridge and furrow, in banked square fields, at SX70467290. The system extends to SX70277345, SX71007322, SX70337271, SX70667298.


Cartographic Engineering, 2006, Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345590.

Smaller field divisions on Leusdon Down visible in places. Extent of the system to the west unclear as it merges with the existing field system. Extent to the east as indicated by the Aerial Photograph Project is not definitive.
Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1387.
SDV291903Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1459. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 019-021.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 20 2016 11:44AM