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HER Number:MDV27741
Name:Medieval Field System on Chagford Common, Chagford

Summary

Medieval field system visible with extensive ridge and furrow, consisting of banked and ditched boundaries above North Walla Brook on Chagford Common

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 828
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/222
  • Old SAM Ref: 28728
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monument Record, 1977, SX6883, 2 + 4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV250648.

Photographs taken on 18th May 1977.


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

Field system visible with extensive ridge and furrow, consisting of banked and ditched boundaries above North Walla Brook on Chagford Common.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149390 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 29th January 1999. Historic field system on Chagford Common.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, Map 25 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Area of ridge and furrow shown on Map.


Cosford, J., 1991-2, Chagford Common (Worksheet). SDV244606.

Partially enclosed by Medieval ditch and bank.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 19-20 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Narrow ridge and furrow field Medieval system on Chagford Common. Map object partly based on this source.


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

Traces of ridge and furrow and outlines of fields visible on aerial photograph. Map object partly based on this source.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1018926 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

The monument includes three agglomerated enclosures containing stone hut circles, a cairn cemetery, post-medieval fields, an openwork, streamworks, and a tin mine situated on an east facing slope of Chagford Common overlooking the Walla Brook.

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 25.
SDV244606Worksheet: Cosford, J.. 1991-2. Chagford Common.
SDV250648Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX6883. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. 2 + 4.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149390.
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.
SDV360382Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound. 19-20.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1018926.

Associated Monuments

MDV64205Related to: Openwork associated with West Vitifer Tin Mine, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64206Related to: Streamworks on the River Bovey, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7505 - Boveycombehedd, Chagford: An Archaeological Investigation of a Diachronic Landscape

Date Last Edited:May 15 2018 3:31PM