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HER Number:MDV53021
Name:Field boundaries west of Babeny Farm


The fragmentary remains of two prehistoric boundaries are visible as stoney banks measuring an average of 1.8m wide and 0.4m high.


Grid Reference:SX 664 751
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 and further fragments of boundary walls

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NE212
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 890926
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/228/1
  • Pastscape: 890926

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit, S. Probert (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(20/10/1993) Centred SX 66507513. The fragmentary remains of at least two prehistoric field boundaries lie on the steep east-facing slope above the right bank of the East Dart River, some 650m west of Babeny farmhouse. The stoney banks measure on average 1.8m wide and 0.4m high. They have been heavily disturbed by later ploughing and cannot be directly associated with the contemporary remains in the immediate area (see SX 67 NE 31 and 210).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. S. Probert.

Associated Monuments

MDV6096Related to: Enclosure 670 metres west of Babeny (Monument)
MDV53019Related to: Hut circle near enclosure west of Babeny Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Feb 4 2022 10:23AM