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HER Number:MDV26335
Name:Enclosure 280 metres north of Badger's Holt

Summary

Irregular shaped field bounded mostly by a shallow ditch that averages 0.5 metres wide and 0.4 metres deep, likely to be a Medieval or later field or enclosure. The enclosure covers 0.7 hectares and has a boundary comprising an earth bank with a partly silted external ditch.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 673 739
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 16
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/260
  • Pastscape: 443058

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (cc, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 3422-3, (11/6/1947) (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.


National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6774, 2/401-2 (18/5/1977) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346966.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE69 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV312192.

At SX 67317385 on the steep west slope of Yartor Down at 282 metres OD is an irregular shaped field bounded mostly by a shallow ditch that averages 0.5 metres wide and 0.4 metres deep. It has been partially re-cut on the north to a width of 3.5 metres and a depth of 1.0 metres. This gives rise in part to an inner bank 1.2 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. On the lower west side a lynchet has formed while a very low bank partly follows the ditch on the south. The bank stops for a short distance on the south-east corner implying an entrance gap. The interior does not appear to have been cleared. The impression given is that of a setting out ditch of a Medieval or later field.


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

Large irregular shaped enclosure with surrounding ditch with no apparent internal features. Visible on National Monuments Record 1977 and 1947 Royal Air Force aerial photographs. Approximately 0.75 hectares in area.


Newman, P., 2008, Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV347061.

(Visited 14/03/2008) The enclosure covers 0.7 hectares and has a boundary comprising an earth bank with a partly silted external ditch.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3422-3, (11/6/1947).
SDV312192Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE69. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346966Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6774. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2/401-2 (18/5/1977).
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #85275 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2019 12:18PM