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HER Number:MDV26102
Name:Field system north-west of Sherberton Farm


Field system thought to date to the 18th or 19th century comprising features visable on the ground as very faint cultivation ridges and shallow erosion hollows.


Grid Reference:SX 642 736
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of 18th century or earlier field systems and a leat north-west of Sherberton Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SW 133
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/293
  • Pastscape: 907142
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Constructed, XVII to XIX - 1700 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 3427 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

National Monuments Record, 1983, SF2134, 0131 (Aerial Photograph). SDV231262.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

A field system is visible on open moorland on a northwest facing slope. The system is no longer cultivated (1947 aerial photograph) but there are 'modern' fields to the north, south and east (1983 aerial photograph).

Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV359177.

National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape, Accessed 31/03/2017 (Website). SDV359964.

This field system, centred at SX 64387371, can be divided into two parts.
This first part lies north-east of the wall SX 63947365 to SX 64277341. The features visable on the ground are a combination of very faint cultivation ridges and shallow erosion hollows. Little attempt has been made to clear this area of stone and it is probable that those ridges represent a single, short period of 18th or 19th century cultivation (citing Probert, S. A. J., 7/4/1988, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231262Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1983. SF2134. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 0131.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3427.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 31/03/2017.

Associated Monuments

MDV26146Related to: Enclosure north-west of Sherberton Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 31 2017 4:20PM