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HER Number:MDV25925
Name:Rectilinear field system south-west of Sharpitor

Summary

Rectilinear field system visible on aerial photographs on south-west slope of Sharpitor, orientated north-east, south-west. Not considered to be of national importance but a short length of the bank is included within Scheduled Ancient Monument 28782 where it cuts through an earlier cairn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 550 705
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Fragmentary earthwork remains of a field system east of Ger Tor, closely associated with a prehistoric reave, stone row, hut circle and cairns

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/97
  • Old SAM Ref: 22245
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD (Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC? to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Sites and Monuments Record, Note on record MDV25925 (Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry). SDV268061.

The scheduling status of this site is unclear, owing to conflicting English Heritage sources. The alternative action report for SX57SW/97 states that it was not recommended for scheduling, whereas that for SX57SE/288 states that SX57SW/97 is scheduled (Ancient monuments (-/10/1993).

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4442 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

National Monument Record, 1976, NMR SX5470, 1/402 (Aerial Photograph). SDV268180.

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

Rectilinear field system visible on aerial photographs on south-west slope of Sharpitor, orientated north-east, south-west. Hut circle (SX57SW/98) lies to the west of the system. Apparently cut by a bank which enters map from SX57SE at SX55007057 and crosses the system diagonally. Possibly a leat though no ditch visible. Divides into three? (area confused due to spring) at approximately SX54877060. One bank travels between 950 and 975 foot contours, visible until approximately SX54667079. Second bank enters farmland at SX54687063. Third bank terminates just beyond the division.
Ditched fields visible.

Griffith, F. M., 1987, DAP/HV, 8-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV46813.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, 2/2/2000 (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Rectilinear field system of historic date. Not considered to be of national importance but a short length of the bank is included within Scheduled Ancient Monument 28782 where it cuts through an earlier cairn. Considered under the Monument Protection Programme, but not currently considered to be of national importance.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Fields are very clear on this aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. 2/2/2000.
SDV268061Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry: Sites and Monuments Record. Note on record MDV25925. Not Applicable.
SDV268180Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. NMR SX5470. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/402.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4442.
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.
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #110583 ]
SDV46813Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1987. DAP/HV. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8-9.

Associated Monuments

MDV29959Related to: FIELD SYSTEM in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV25926Related to: Hut circle on Walkhampton Common 460 metres north-east of Horseyeatt (Monument)
MDV61952Related to: Leat on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV126760Related to: Quarry pit on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV61949Related to: Reave on Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8225 - Survey of an area of Walkhampton CommonSurvey of an area of Walkhampton Common

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2020 11:38AM