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HER Number:MDV27691
Name:Ridge and furrow, south Yartor Down


Three fields of ridge and furrow attached to a reave within the Dartmeet parallel reave system on south Yartor Down, on the west side of Vag Hill. Visible on aerial photographs. In area occupied by hut circle settlement and several pillow mounds.


Grid Reference:SX 674 726
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/419

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2374-2375 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6772/1, 80-84 (Aerial Photograph). SDV296293.

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

Three fields of ridge and furrow attached to a reave within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (PRN 6030), probably superimposed on the reave system. Visible on 1977 National Monuments Record and 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photographs.

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

Ridge and furrow still clear on the 2010 aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2374-2375.
SDV296293Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6772/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 80-84.
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: #85854 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV6487Related to: Hut circle settlement on south Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV6523Related to: Vaghill Warren, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV14378Related to: Vermin trap, Vaghill Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 20 2016 11:55AM