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HER Number:MDV53020
Name:RIDGE AND FURROW in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Vis=20/10/1993 (rchm) an area of approximately 1.2ha of ridge and furrow on the steep e-facing slope above the right bank of the east dart river 650m w of babeny farmhouse. The straight ridges, probably of 19c origin, run roughly ew down the slope and measure between 2.5 and 3.4m wide and remain a maximum of 0.2m high. The w and n edges of cultivation are marked by drystone walls while the s side is formed by an insubstantial stony bank 2.2m wide and up to 0.4m high. Fragments of a stony bank, probably the result of stone clearance, mark the e edge of cultivation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 665 751
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age settlement 580 metres west of Babeny, comprising a circular enclosure with at least one internal hut circle and further huts outside,fragments of boundary walls with another possibly enclosure to the north

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/231
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246874.

Nmr=sx67ne211.


RCHM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV7666.

This cultivation has disturbed several prehistoric features in the immediate area (rchm).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV246874Migrated Record:
SDV7666Migrated Record: RCHM.

Associated Monuments

MDV15076Part of: Settlement on Jordan Ball (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM