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HER Number:MDV26964
Name:Field system on Bittleford Down

Summary

Field system on Bittleford Down, Widecombe in the Moor, consisting of banked boundaries, lying outside the edge of modern farmland visible on aerial photographs.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 706 753
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of Prehistoric bowl barrow or cairn on Bittleford Down, set within the remains of a Prehistoric to Medieval field system

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/255
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1459, 37 (Aerial Photograph). SDV291903.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Field system, consisting of banked boundaries, lying outside the edge of modern farmland. Outlying banks are at SX70657540, SX70757520, and SX70447515.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, Map 19 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Field system depicted on Butler's map. Rebuilt prehistoric, medieval and later banks with ditches.


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

Field system clearly visible on aerial photography.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV291903Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1459. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 37.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Map 19.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. 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.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #112054 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV7546Parent of: Barrow 415 metres north-east of Jordan (Monument)
MDV29803Related to: Clay pits, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 26 2018 10:02AM