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HER Number:MDV25259
Name:Field system around Hentor Farm

Summary

Field system associated with Hentor Warren House, possibly established in the early 19th century. The fields are mainly to the south of the house and cover an area of about 8.0 hectares. They are irregular in shape and of varying construction. Some walls have neat orthostatic faces while others are merely a collection of loose boulders. Generally they are 0.9m wide and 0.8m high. Prehistoric field walls are incorporated into the later walls as well as huts. Two pillow mounds also occur in the fields.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 587 655
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 128
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/379
  • Pastscape: 438864

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Constructed, Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 4285 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE128 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV162487.

(13/03/1979) Field system associated with Hentor Warren House (SX 59006562).
The fields are mainly to the south of the house and cover an area of about 8.0 hectares. They are irregular in shape and of varying construction. Some walls have neat orthostatic faces while others are merely a collection of loose boulders. Generally they are 0.9m wide and 0.8m high. Prehistoric field walls are incorporated into the later walls as well as huts (see SX 56 NE 78). Two pillow mounds also occur in the fields.
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD.

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

Small field system on south-east slope of Hentor Warren, connected by field boundaries to enclosure surrounding Hentor House SX56NE/126. Contains building SX56NE/381 and enclosure SX56NE/474.Small field system on south-east slope of Hentor Warren, connected by field boundaries to enclosure surrounding Hentor House SX56NE/126. Contains building SX56NE/381 and enclosure SX56NE/474.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV162487Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE128. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4285.
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.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #122296 ]
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV24936Related to: Field system in Hentor Warren (Monument)
MDV3430Related to: Hentor Warren Farm (Monument)
MDV25260Related to: Ruined building adjacent to leat south of Hentor Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2019 1:38PM