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


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.


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.


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