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HER Number:MDV5992
Name:Field system on Blackaton Down, Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Extensive medieval and post-medieval field system around Blackaton deserted medieval village visible on aerial photographs.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 699 784
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/17
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Remains of field system depicted.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Field system depicted.


Royal Air Force, 1951, 540/483, 3038-3039 (Aerial Photograph). SDV248164.


Gawne, E., 1970, Field Patterns in Widecombe Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor, 56 (Article in Serial). SDV238056.

Presumed medieval strip fields are noted in the Blackaton area.


Hall, J. + Hamlin, A., 1976, Deserted Medieval Settlements in Devon, 5 (Article in Serial). SDV38836.

Lynchets associated with deserted medieval village.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit, 1985, The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV340940.

Series of strip fields, some containing ridge and furrow. Visible on 1951 Royal Air Force aerial photograph.


Jamieson, E., 2006, Blackaton Deserted Medieval Settlement, Dartmoor, Devon. Archaeological Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV351119.

Extensive medieval and post-medieval field system around Blackaton deserted medieval village visible on aerial photographs, covering about 50 hectares. It comprises strip lynchets on the lower slopes immediately surrounding the settlement, beyond which are a series of larger irregular fields.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX67NE18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV288285.

Site visit 24th May 1953. Field banks, possibly medieval and occasionally lynchets in this area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV238056Article in Serial: Gawne, E.. 1970. Field Patterns in Widecombe Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 102. A5 Hardback. 56.
SDV248164Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1951. 540/483. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3038-3039.
SDV288285Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX67NE18. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96513 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV340940Interpretation: The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit. 1985. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. Map (Paper).
SDV351119Report - Survey: Jamieson, E.. 2006. Blackaton Deserted Medieval Settlement, Dartmoor, Devon. Archaeological Survey Report. English Heritage Research Department Report. 24/2006. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV38836Article in Serial: Hall, J. + Hamlin, A.. 1976. Deserted Medieval Settlements in Devon. Devon Historian. 13. A5 Paperback. 5.

Associated Monuments

MDV6028Related to: Blackaton Deserted Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6138 - Archaeological Survey of Blackaton Deserted Medieval Village (Ref: 24/2006)

Date Last Edited:May 20 2016 10:01AM