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HER Number:MDV25312
Name:Field system east of Harford, Harford


This field system appears to be a series of banks, some not clearly visible, overlapping the present, existing field system. Includes some possible enclosures.


Grid Reference:SX 642 595
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a Prehistoric to Medieval field system east of Harford with earthwork remains of at least two prehistoric enclosures and the Bronze Age Bullaven Reave

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/140
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Late Neolithic to Late Medieval - 3000 BC to 1539 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1218-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6459, 1/226-228 (Aerial Photograph). SDV168294.

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

This field system appears to be a series of banks, some not clearly visible, overlapping the present, existing field system. One major field extending out from the present field system onto moorland. Possibly reave sx65nw/100 is associated with this field system. There are some possible enclosures within the fields at SX64305973 and SX64175955. The field system itself extends from SX64365922 in the south to SX64315984 in the north over approx 14 hectares in area. Visible on 1946 Royal Air Force and 1976 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Western extent of this field system unclear as it joins with the modern fields system. Polygon is approximate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV168294Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6459. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1/226-228.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1218-9.
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.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85008 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV42373Related to: Cairn north-east of Harford Moor Gate, Harford (Monument)
MDV25321Related to: Circular enclosure in field north of Bullaven Farm (Monument)
MDV103670Related to: Circular enclosure in field north-east of Bullaven Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8770 - Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Lanscape, Harford and Ugborough

Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2023 4:10PM