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HER Number:MDV29843
Name:Field system west of Langworthy, Widecombe in the Moor


Remains of possible medieval fields recorded in the Widecombe Survey (1970s). At this time a post-1843 field system was being removed / land drained by the farmer. Neither now visible to be seen on the ground.


Grid Reference:SX 697 771
Map Sheet:SX67NE
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: SX67NE/276

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1840 AD (Between))
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Constructed, XIX to XX - 1843 AD to 1979 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Field no. 1176, Rockwell Brake, Meadow

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

The early 20th century historic map shows the (post-1843) field system.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Visible on the aerial photographs.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol II, 416 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

20/7/1979 The farmer is in the process of draining land in this area. The field boundaries marked on the latest Ordnance Survey 6 inch map are post-1843.
These boundaries were so ruinous by 1843 as to have been ignored by the cartographers of the Tithe Map. Doubtful whether any internal hedge boundaries have been built in the parish since that date (French personal comment).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #112043 Post-1843 field system, ]
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. Vol II, 416. [Mapped feature: #16657 Grid reference of original Widecombe Survey details, ]
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV112935Part of: Langworthy Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV29949Related to: Artefact scatter (Monument)
MDV26220Related to: Field system west of Dunstone Down, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV6018Related to: Flints from field west of Langworthy (Find Spot)
MDV6016Related to: Objects found in field west of Langworthy (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 29 2018 2:52PM