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HER Number:MDV25300
Name:RIDGE AND FURROW in the Parish of Shaugh Prior

Summary

Ridge and furrow is visible on aerial photographs of 1946 as subtle earthwork banks on the west-facing slopes at the western limit of Shaugh Moor, north-west of Beatland Cross. The earthworks are probably evidence of cultivation or agricultural improvement of medieval to post-medieval date associated with an extensive field system that extends east onto Shaugh Moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 546 626
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze age landscapes on Shaugh Moor and Wooter Moor comprising earthworks and walling of enclosures, hut circles, cairns, stone circles and rows, reaves and field systems, and medieval and post medieval field systems

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/92
  • Pastscape: 1123253
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167879.

Remains of east-west ridge and furrow on bowling green and in field to the immediate west at sx54456258. The bulk within field system crf:sx56sw/89.(rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV167880.

Aph=raf 106g 1190 3235(24/2/1946).

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, RAF/106G/UK/1190 RP 3235-3236 27-FEB-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363067.

Linear banks are visible as subtle earthworks.

NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5462 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013 (Cartographic). SDV361514.

Linear banks are visible as subtle earthworks.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

Linear and parallel banks spaced circa 4 to 7m apart, are visible as subtle earthworks extending over circa 2.2ha of the west-facing slopes of Shaugh Moor, north-west of Beatland Cross, including the plot annotated on the Ordnance Survey First Edition 25inch map as ‘Bowling Green’.
The parallel banks are enclosed by the boundaries of extensive field system of probable medieval or post-medieval date that extends eastwards onto Shaugh Moor and are interpreted as ridge and furrow, evidence of cultivation or agricultural improvement of medieval to post-medieval date.
Sections of ridge and furrow remain visible as earthworks on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV167879Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV167880Aerial Photograph:
SDV361514Cartographic: NERC. 2013. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor. Digital. LIDAR SX5462 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013.
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV363067Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1190 RP 3235-3236 27-FEB-1946.

Associated Monuments

MDV2591Related to: Medieval field system north of Wotter (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Jan 27 2020 2:55PM