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HER Number:MDV30655
Name:Medieval fields on Pudsham Down

Summary

Medieval field banks on Pudsham Down. A number of linear earth banks divide up the slopes of Pudsham Down and in places the boundaries have incorporated sections of prehistoric reave.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 730 747
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age coaxial field system around Pil Tor with remains of reaves, enclosures, hut circle settlements including Foales Arrishes, continuing south onto Blackslade Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/265
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gawne, E. + Somers Cockes, J. V., 1968, Parallel Reaves of Dartmoor, 284 (Article in Serial). SDV345858.


Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

17/3/1985 Bank and ditch up to 1 metre wide and 1 metre deep, divides Pudsham Down from the wall of Blackslade newtake to the north and the road southwards. The ditch cuts through three reaves and there is a marked change of vegetation from gorse and heather above the ditch and bracken below. The ditch is on the same alignment as the lane to Ruddycleave Farm, which branched off the main road at SX72867455.


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

Visible on the aerial photography.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 56, fig 17 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Medieval field banks on Pudsham Down. A number of linear earth banks divide up the slopes of Pudsham Down and in places the boundaries have incorporated sections of prehistoric reave.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345858Article in Serial: Gawne, E. + Somers Cockes, J. V.. 1968. Parallel Reaves of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 100. A5 Hardback. 284.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86947 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 56, fig 17.

Associated Monuments

MDV103648Part of: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV25152Related to: Ditch on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV112773Related to: Enclosure on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV30652Related to: Enclosure on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV25158Related to: Enclosure with hut circle on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV8001Related to: Longhouse on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV25160Related to: Parallel reaves on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV25157Related to: Pit or quarry on Pudsham Down, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)
MDV112769Related to: Rectangular building foundations on Pudsham Down (Building)
MDV112780Related to: Strip cultivation on Pudsham Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2018 10:53AM