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HER Number:MDV27935
Name:Part of field system on Cawsand Hill


Ovoid enclosure incorporated into a wall or reave identified from 1979 aerial image in 1985 project. MPP visit in 1997 did not confirm the enclosure, but noted remains in this area appear to form the upper end of a coaxial field system, but opted not to schedule.


Grid Reference:SX 644 919
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Fragmentary earthwork remains of a Bronze Age reave system on South Tawton Common, including hut circles and associated prehistoric enclosures

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX69SW139
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1409157
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/193

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COAXIAL FIELD SYSTEM (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC? (Between))
  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monument Record, 1979, SF1510, 348 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224088.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Ovoid enclosure incorporated into a wall or reave.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2010, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

(10/04/1997) The County Sites and Monuments Record notes an unclassified enclosure on Cawsand Hill. It appears to form the upper end of a coaxial field system.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015 onwards, 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (single years) (Aerial Photograph). SDV365735.

Linear feature visible on the aerial photography, faint evidence of possible circular enclosure associated with boundary.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV224088Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1979. SF1510. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 348.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV365735Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (single years). Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #141997 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27442Related to: Field boundaries on Cawsand Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 8 2024 10:41AM