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HER Number:MDV27445
Name:Field system on South Tawton Common

Summary

Beyond the northern terminal reave on Throwleigh Common is a series of fragmentary stony banks extends towards Shilley Pool. Further fragments of a field system can be traced northwards east of Cheriton Combe.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 650 913
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/200
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Late Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 3000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/138, 5441 (Aerial Photograph). SDV238391.


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

Field system visible on 1946 aerial photograph on the left bank of Cheriton Combe.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, Map 39 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Butler depicts this field system oriented approximately north-west to south-east, leading towards the Throwleigh Common system to the south-east.


Newman , P., 2007, Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report, 3, figure (Report - Survey). SDV360261.

Beyond the northern terminal reave a series of fragmentary stony banks extends towards Shilley Pool. Although connected to the terminal reave they do not wholly conform to the alignment or morphology of the main system. The first section is attached at right angles to the terminal, but after 50 metres deviates at a sharp angle into a curving bank which gradually peters out. A little further north-west is an irregular and incomplete enclosure and another straight reave which runs down the moderately sloping valley of Shilley Pool. The incompleteness makes it hard to interpret the remains, but they are likely to represent a separate phase of activity to that on Throwleigh Common.
Map object partly based on this source.


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

Field system viaible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. Map 39.
SDV238391Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/138. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5441.
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 features: #85729 ; #85730 ]
SDV360261Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2007. Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report. English Heritage. 40/2007. A4 Bound. 3, figure.

Associated Monuments

MDV28158Related to: Reave linking the Throwleigh Common reave system with settlements to the south-west (Monument)
MDV27495Related to: Throwleigh Common parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7297 - Survey of Throwleigh Common Premier Archaeological Landscape

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2017 12:34PM