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HER Number:MDV6055
Name:Enclosure on Cator Common


Site of a possible medieval enclosure identified in 1978


Grid Reference:SX 679 774
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/64

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1843, Widecombe in the Moor (Cartographic). SDV290272.

Field No 2323, Cator Common.

Royal Air Force, 1951, 540/483, 3041-2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV290274.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1978, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV337076.

Land affected by improvement (ploughing etc). North side of the road from Bellever to Cator (Plot Nos 312 & 320 on 1905 Ordnance Survey 25 inch map). The line of the old road westwards from Cator to near Ephraims Pinch is in this area. Small rectilinear enclosure abutting on to the north side of this road in the west could be medieval. Between the main Cator leat and line of old road there is ridge and furrow of unknown date.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 956 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Visited on 27th July 1979. Description as above. Also on the south side of the road is a possible reave which runs through this area mid point approx. SX674-768-. There are traces of ancient field boundaries. The boundaries marked on the latest Ordnance survey 6 inch map have disappeared. Other details: Development File 65B.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX67NE (Cartographic). SDV337077.

A possible enclosure is faintly seen on 1951 Royal Air Force aerial photographs at SX67897733 cut by ridge and furrow.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV290272Cartographic: Unknown. 1843. Widecombe in the Moor. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV290274Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1951. 540/483. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3041-2.
SDV337076Site Visit: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1978.
SDV337077Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX67NE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
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. 956.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 17 2016 2:44PM