HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV26143
Name:Fragments of field system 800 metres north-east of Deep Swincombe

Summary

Fragmentary remains of a bronze age field system lie in unenclosed moorland on the moderate north-facing slope of Down Ridge. Three irregular enclosures formed by stoney banks around 0.8 metres wide and 0.3 metres high are visible attached to the south side of the Venford Reave (MDV15078).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 648 721
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system east of Down Ridge. Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age field system adjoining the Venford Reave, with numerous hut circles, enclosures, cairns and a later medieval field system

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SW 290
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/334
  • Pastscape: 1050151
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6472, 3/71 (Aerial Photograph). SDV245616.


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

Open settlement visible, consisting of seven hut circles, including one incorporated into a wall at SX64807213. There are fragments of what may have been three other hut circles at SX64817211.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

SX 648722. Field system depicted by Butler (citing Butler, J. 1993 Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities Vol 4- The South East, Map 62).
Centred SX 64887218. The fragmentary remains of a bronze age field system lie in unenclosed moorland on the moderate north-facing slope of Down Ridge 800 metres north-east of Deep Swincombe. Three irregular enclosures formed by stoney banks around 0.8 metres wide and 0.3 metres high are visible attached to the south side of the Venford Reave (MDV15078). There is no trace of any associated settlement. Antiquity Model surveyed at 1:10000 (citing Probert, S.A.J., 13/06/1995 Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV245616Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6472. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3/71.
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.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6346Related to: Hut Circle Settlement 550 metres to south-east of Swincombe. (Monument)
MDV15078Related to: Venford Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 26 2016 4:28PM