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HER Number:MDV26741
Name:Lost field boundaries north of Preston, Drewsteignton


No longer extant. The Tithe Map for this area shows a number of subdivisions within the fields that have since been removed between Preston and Narracott. Considering Preston's 13th century (or earlier) origins, this may have been remains of a medieval system.


Grid Reference:SX 754 909
Map Sheet:SX79SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SE/42

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

The Tithe Map for this area shows a number of subdivisions within the fields around Preston that have not been retained into modern times.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Most of those field boundaries shown on the Tithe Map still exist on this version of the historic mapping, while others have already been removed.

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

Most of the boundaries shown on the 19th century historic mapping still in place by the later 1940s.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

By this time, the reconfiguration of the fields has largely taken place; with most of the subdivisions removed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital. [Mapped features: #85433 ; #85434 ; #85435 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV103167Related to: Enclosure north of Preston, Drewsteignton (Monument)
MDV26740Related to: Lost field boundaries south and east of Preston, Drewsteignton (Monument)
MDV119672Related to: Preston Farm, Drewsteignton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 7 2017 12:31PM