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HER Number:MDV26965
Name:Vast field system between Hatchwell Farm and Dunstone Down

Summary

Field system, comprising about 80 hectares, on Dunstone Down. The fields, which appear to be medieval, are sandwiched between walled field systems (still in use) around Langworthy and Southcombe.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 706 766
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
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/256
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Full description

STILL IN USE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV291871.

Field system, comprising about 80ha, on dunstone down. The fields, which appear to be medieval, are sandwiched between walled field systems (still in use) around langworthy and southcombe. The northern extent of the field system is at sx70607748. The west side is delineated by a wall between sx70447738 and sx70157613. The east side is delineated by a wall between sx71137687 and sx71057611. In the south the field system merges with a parallel reave system around sx70607630, but elements of the field system can be traced between sx70787732 and sx71107587 where it merges with what may be a fossilized reave system.


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV291872.

The field system shows a strong relationship with the walled fields to the east and west (eg the boundary between sx70167657 and sx70557663). There is extensive ridge and furrow visible around the peripheral parts of the old field system, near where modern walls survive. There is also ridge and furrow in the south at sx70507600 and sx70957616 (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV291873.

Aph=nmr sf1748/287(23/4/1980),sf1459/47(1/3/1979)sx7076/1(19/5/1977).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV291874.

Aph=raf cpe uk 1890/1313(10/12/1946);cpe uk 106g/879/7009(2/10/1945).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV291875.

Aph=dap/qe 5,6/(14/3/1990).


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, Map 19.3, Map 20, 140-1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Butler depicts this large field system with well-preserved ridge and furrow. Map object based on this source.


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

Field system and ridge and furrow visible on the aerial photography. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV291871Migrated Record: STILL IN USE.
SDV291872Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV291873Aerial Photograph:
SDV291874Aerial Photograph:
SDV291875Aerial Photograph:
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Map 19.3, Map 20, 140-1.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV7542Related to: Dunstone Down Field System (Monument)
MDV26966Related to: Field system on the southern edge of Hamel Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 26 2018 11:27AM