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HER Number:MDV26470
Name:Field system 530 meters south of Little Sherberton, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Fragmentary remains of a prehistoric field system, south of Little Sherberton. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 636 728
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 912220
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/286

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6375, 1/146 (Aerial Photograph). SDV247982.

National Monuments Record, 1983, NMR SF2134, 0109 (Aerial Photograph). SDV247915.

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

Three sides of an enclosure (or part of a field system, perhaps) with a small angular subdivision at SX63637280. Three hut circles are visible within the enclosure.

Probert, S. A. J., 1988, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV247985.

On the crest of a low rounded hill 400 meters north-west of Swincombe Farm are the fragmentary remains of boulder constructed field walls. Set in an area of peat cuttings and erosion gullies four sections of prehistoric walling vary from 0.3 meters to 0.5 meters wide with a maximum height of 0.5 meters. They are visible in lengths of 5.2 meters to 95 meters. Neither hut circles nor the reave originating in Tor Royal Newtake depicted on the Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England aerial photograph transcription (see SX67SW/284) are visible on the ground.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 215. Map 63 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Eastern of two settlements between the Swincombe and Dart rivers at 'Swncombe Ford Newtake'. Each group contained at least seven fields about 5 to 6 hectares in area. Little can be seen on the ground apart from occasional short runs of slabs alternating with low banks barely 0.1 metres high as most of the circuit is now completely buried.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Three sections of boundary shown on survey.

Cartographic Engineering, 2006, Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345590.

Some boundaries visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 912220 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV247984.

Other details: SX 67 SW 130.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV247915Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1983. NMR SF2134. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 0109.
SDV247982Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6375. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/146.
SDV247984National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 912220. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV247985Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1988. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
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.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 215. Map 63.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #128452 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26471Related to: Field system 550 metres south-west of Little Sherberton, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV129808Related to: Hut circle within field system south-west of Little Sherberton, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2021 12:46PM