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HER Number:MDV54423
Name:Ridge and furrow west of Dunnabridge Pound Farm

Summary

An enclosed area of ridge-and-furrow of what was probably an abortive newtake of Dunnabridge Farm visible on the aerial photography. The area is mutilated by the main Ashburton to Tavistock road and the quarries exploited during its construction.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 641 746
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Field system surrounding Dunnabridge Pound Farm, likely to be medieval in origin, with area of ridge and furrow and two quarries related to the building of the Ashburton to Tavistock road, as well as sections of leat to the north
  • SHINE: Field system surrounding Dunnabridge Pound Farm, likely to be medieval in origin, with area of ridge and furrow and two quarries related to the building of the Ashburton to Tavistock road, as well as sections of leat to the north

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/402
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219260.

Nmr=sx67sw88.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219261.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(10/5/1988)/as above.


National Monuments Record, 2010, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV214864.

Area of ridge-and-furrow (rchme app 1985). Vis=10/5/1988 (rchme) an enclosed area of ridge-and-furrow. Approx 3.2 ha of ridge-and-furrow, at roughly 2m intervals and 0.1m high, is situated in heathland on a gentle se slope. The ridges are not readily visible on the ground because of their shallow nature and the vegetation cover. The best preserved area is s of the carpark at sx64177462 where the heath gives way to short-cropped grass. Vis=the w, n + e boundaries of this area are formed by an earthen bank 3.5m wide, 0.5m high with a much silted outer ditch, 2.5m wide and 0.4m deep. The bank and ditch run from sx63907457 to sx64357465 and form 3 sides of what was probably an abortive newtake of dunnabridge farm. The s boundary is defined by the present wall of dunnabridge farm. Vis=the e limit of the transcribed ridge-and-furrow is a modern field wall running from sx64187472 to sx64257461 that divorces 1.2ha from the newtake. No ridge-and-furrow is visible in this area because the ground has been improved and forms part of dunnabridge farm. Vis=the w margin of ridge-and-furrow is difficult to detect and no traces of the boundary (sx64007463 to sx64077454) depicted on the apu transcription are visible on the ground. The westernmost hectare of this newtake is now disturbed pasture with no visible ridge-and-furrow. Vis=at sx64157469 a leat cuts the enclosure bank and follows a sinuous course across the ridge-and-furrow to sx64177484. This area is further mutilated by the main ashburton to tavistock road and the quarries exploited during its construction (probert).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214864National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV219260Migrated Record:
SDV219261Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV15619Related to: Field system around Dunnabridge Farm (Monument)
MDV25972Related to: Quarry west of Dunnabridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2018 2:17PM