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HER Number:MDV3385
Name:Stone piles in corner of field


The site of a deserted medieval farmstead was alleged at this location but no clear evidence for such a site was noted during field investigation. Appears to be the result of field clearance.


Grid Reference:SX 555 674
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE195
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439045
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/87

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

West Air Photography, 1975, BT1714, 1/1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV244690.

SX 555674. Earthwork complex in corner of field, certainly a group of buildings, possibly a deserted Medieval farmstead.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56NE195 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV230694.

(15/09/1980) There are now no buildings or earthworks at the position indicated. The scrub covered area is a dump for stone and large boulders from other fields.

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

Not visible on Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.

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

Stone dumps can clearly be seen on the aerial photograph, but does not appear to represent building remains.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV230694Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56NE195. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV244690Aerial Photograph: West Air Photography. 1975. BT1714. West Air Photography. Unknown. 1/1.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #19421 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2021 3:14PM