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HER Number:MDV26857
Name:Linear ditch feature north-west of Wind Tor, Widecombe


Possible ditch visible in a parallel reave system on aerial photographs (1977 and 2015).


Grid Reference:SX 705 759
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of extensive abandoned Medieval field system with well-preserved ridge and furrow on southern Hamel Down and extending to meet Prehistoric parallel reave system with hut circles on Dunstone Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/213
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DITCH (Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC? (Between) to 1539 AD? (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX7076, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346256.

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

Ditch visible in a parallel reave system (1977 aerial photograph).

Tellus SW-Project, 2014, Tellus SW-Project lidar data (1 metre resolution) DTM (Cartographic). SDV362768.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015 onwards, 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV362959.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV346256Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX7076. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1.
SDV362768Cartographic: Tellus SW-Project. 2014. Tellus SW-Project lidar data (1 metre resolution) DTM. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) 1 metre resolution. Digital. [Mapped feature: #140564 ]
SDV362959Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV7542Related to: Dunstone Down Field System (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 2 2023 3:55PM