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HER Number:MDV2594
Name:Field system south-west of Collard Tor, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Group of fields sw of collard tor and immediately opposite the moorland hotel. Some still in use, but in the abandoned section across the road from the hotel, there are traces of other boundaries which subdivided the area that has now reverted to moor (price). Possibly part of shaugh moor parallel reave system (fleming).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 553 620
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Admin AreaDevon
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: SX56SE/184
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Fleming, A., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139025.

Group of fields sw of collard tor and immediately opposite the moorland hotel. Some still in use, but in the abandoned section across the road from the hotel, there are traces of other boundaries which subdivided the area that has now reverted to moor (price). Possibly part of shaugh moor parallel reave system (fleming).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV147579.

Price, d. G. /tda/105(1973)92/ancient fields on shaugh moor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV147580.

Fleming, a. /pps/44(1978)97-123/the prehistoric landscape of dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV147581.

Collis, j. /bar/48(1978)25.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV147582.

Osa=sx56se136/sketch plan.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV147583.

Collis, j. /pdas/41(1983)53-4 61 figs 2 5.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV147584.

Des=rchm app (1985).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV147585.

Aph=nmr/sx5562 (21/4/1980).

RCHM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV7666.

Three phases are identifiable in the wotter field system.(collis). Vis=7/10/1980 (os). The wotter field system of some 23ha centred at sx554-622- lies on the sw slope of wotter common in an area of gorse and bracken.(os). Vis=walls constructed of lines of boulders. Unditched. Possibly prehistoric but coincidence with modern boundary and unrobbed state suggest more recent date. W of area contains ridges, 2.55m from ridge to ridge, probably from spade cultivation. The boulder walls are comparable with "block-walls" for which a late saxon date has been suggested. The modern boundary has seen a long period of use and reconstruction. Wall appears to overlie a "corn-ditch" suggesting a pre-12th century origin. Pollen evidence indicates cereal cultivation (collis, 1983)vis=recorded on rchm survey but no ref (rchm).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV139025Migrated Record: Fleming, A..
SDV147579Migrated Record:
SDV147580Migrated Record:
SDV147581Migrated Record:
SDV147582Migrated Record:
SDV147583Migrated Record:
SDV147584Migrated Record:
SDV147585Aerial Photograph:
SDV7666Migrated Record: RCHM.

Associated Monuments

MDV130540Parent of: Enclosure with one hut circle in settlement to north-west of Wotter, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV48880Parent of: Hut circle north-west of Wotter, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV48881Parent of: Hut circle north-west of Wotter, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2021 10:35AM