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HER Number:MDV26233
Name:Field system on Cator Common

Summary

Extensive field system on Cator Common which has superimposed upon it modern enclosed land. Many of the fields within the system contain ridge and furrow. This field system does not appear to be very old itself; was considered for scheduling but not recommended.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 776
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/221

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/UK/879, 7013-7014 (Aerial Photograph). SDV269537.

Royal Air Force, 1951, RAF/540/483, 3041-3043 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224087.

National Monument Record, 1977, SX6777, 1/128-129, 2/422-424 (Aerial Photograph). SDV285409.

Taken 14/04/1977 and 18/05/1977.

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

Extensive field system on Cator Common which has superimposed upon it modern enclosed land. It extends from SX 6835 7861 in the north-west to SX 6743 7672 in the south. Many of the fields within the system contain ridge and furrow. This field system does not appear to be very old itself. Visible on 1945 Royal Air Force 1945 and 1951, and National Monuments Record 1977 aerial photographs.

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

(estimated 2002) Considered under Monuments Protection Programme but recently ploughed-out and probably fairly modern anyway. Not recommended for scheduling.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Parts of the field system visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV224087Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1951. RAF/540/483. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3041-3043.
SDV269537Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/UK/879. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 7013-7014.
SDV285409Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX6777. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/128-129, 2/422-424.
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. [Mapped feature: #126124 ]
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV6009Related to: Cator Pound, Widecombe (Monument)
MDV104813Related to: Field system at Grendon Farm, Widecombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 19 2020 3:52PM