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HER Number:MDV4737
Name:Deserted Medieval site 500 meters south of Sourton

Summary

Medieval deserted settlement site south of Sourton, which may be associated with nearby medieval field system. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 534 897
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOURTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Medieval deserted settlement site south of Sourton, identified from aerial photograph, which may be associated with nearby medieval field system

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/48
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2082, 3370, 4370 (Aerial Photograph). SDV295065.


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

Deserted settlement, visible on aerial photograph in possession of W. R. Bridgewater, Beacon, Thorndon Cross, Okehampton. February 1978. Recorded, includes field bank at SX53388980 and group of four lynchets at SX53408942. Likely also associated with SX58NW/100. Other details: Aph=12 169/hunting surveys.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads (Un-published). SDV352501.

East Tor South is included on list. No further information provided.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV295065Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2082. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3370, 4370.
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.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92909 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV109018Related to: East Tor Farm, Sourton (Monument)
MDV27355Related to: FIELD SYSTEM in the Parish of Sourton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 25 2016 2:43PM