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HER Number:MDV26146
Name:Enclosure north-west of Sherberton Farm


Bank and ditch forming three sides of a rectangular enclosure of circa 1.5 hectares (wall forms the final side). Within the enclosure are cultivation ridges similar to those to the north-east of the wall (MDV26102) and may be contemporary. Enclosure is cut by a leat (MDV26103).


Grid Reference:SX 640 735
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/337
  • Pastscape: 907142

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD? to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4426 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

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

Enclosure can be seen on the lidar data.

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 second part lies south-west of the wall (SX 63947365 to SX 64277341). A bank and ditch form three sides of a rectangular enclosure of circa 1.5 hectares. Within the enclosure are cultivation ridges similar to those above and running down the hill towards the West Dart River. It is cut by a leat which may have supplied water to Sherberton Farmhouse (citing Probert, S. A. J., 7/4/1988, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4426.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85191 ]
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 31/03/2017.

Associated Monuments

MDV26102Related to: Field system north-west of Sherberton Farm (Monument)
MDV26103Related to: Leat from Rue Lake via Little Sherberton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 31 2017 3:52PM