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HER Number:MDV26966
Name:Field system on the southern edge of Hamel Down

Summary

Abandoned field system showing links with other neighbouring field systems and with 'modern' farmland to the south and south-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 708 778
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of abandoned Medieval field system on the southern edge of Hamel Down
  • 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/257
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC to 1539 AD (Between))
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK, 2/10/1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV71055.


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

This field system shows links with other neighbouring field systems and with 'modern' farmland to the south-west. Its boundaries, which have been chosen arbitrarily, are SX70627748, SX70337782 and SX70637826. There is extensive ridge and furrow in the south-east, near modern walled boundaries, and at SX70517807. There are a number of ditches and openworks within the field system.


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

Butler depicts this abandoned field system.


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

Fields are visible on the aerial photography in this area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Maps 19.3 and 20, 140-1.
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. [Mapped feature: #85531 ]
SDV71055Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2/10/1945.

Associated Monuments

MDV26862Related to: Bank on southern Hamel Down (Monument)
MDV26865Related to: Field bank on southern Hamel Down (Monument)
MDV26965Related to: Vast field system between Hatchwell Farm and Dunstone Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2015 7:24PM