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HER Number:MDV25325
Name:Field system on Hanger Down

Summary

This field system consists of various field boundaries across the moor; whether they are all related to each other is unclear. Fields at the north-western end are triangular in shape. The field system may include reave SX65NW/99 in the south. Visible on 1946 Royal Air Force and 1979 National Monuments Record aerial photographs.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 624 582
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of an extensive Prehistoric to Medieval field system on Hanger Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/153
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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


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


National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 269-283 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.


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

This field system extends from SX62885774, in the south-east, to SX62005876 in the north-west. This field system consists of various field boundaries across the moor; whether they are all related to each other is unclear. Fields at the north-western end are triangular in shape. The field system may include reave SX65NW/99 in the south. Visible on 1946 Royla Air Force and 1979 National Monuments Record aerial photographs.


Bray, L. + Crabb, A., 2017, Updated Field Information for HER (Cartographic). SDV246102.

Updated polygon area after April 2017 visit identified existing boundaries to the southof Hanger Down.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 269-283.
SDV246102Cartographic: Bray, L. + Crabb, A.. 2017. Updated Field Information for HER. GIS ShapeFile. Digital.
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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV125800Related to: Boundary bank 480 metres east-south-east of Sherrell Farm, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV27206Related to: Ditch or boundary east of Sherrell Farm, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV125801Related to: Enclosure bank east-south-east of Sherrell Farm, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV125867Related to: Field system remains on the northern part of Hanger Down (Monument)
MDV125864Related to: Hut circle on far northern edge of Hanger Down (Monument)
MDV125866Related to: Hut circle on Hanger Down (Monument)
MDV125865Related to: Hut circle on northern part of Hanger Down (Monument)
MDV27663Related to: Prehistoric settlement 550 metres east of Sherrell Farm, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV125799Related to: Small mound 500 metres east of Sherrell Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 17 2019 4:24PM