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HER Number:MDV62013
Name:Fragmentary field system west of the Great Western Reave, Walkhampton


Fragmentary field system adjacent to the south-west end of the Great Western Reave on Walkhampton Common


Grid Reference:SX 552 704
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/404
  • Old SAM Ref: 34425(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152592 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Field system adjacent to the south-west end of the Great Western Reave on Walkhampton Common.

Newman, P., 2019, An Archaeological Survey of an area of Walkhampton Common, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, Appendix, Figure 6 (Report - Survey). SDV363478.

A number of low, spread, turf-covered stony banks are dispersed over the lower eastern slopes of Sharpitor, to the west of the B3212, which may represent the remains of robbed out, prehistoric enclosure walls. In an area of Dartmoor where several clitter streams are exposed, some of these features may be dismissed as geology, but others are certainly a result of human intervention, whether as a means of clearance or in the building of enclosures. The most convincing enclosure is centred at SX55209 70414 and covers an area of 3.7 hecatres. Although the continuity of the bank is broken in several places, a circuit may be conjectured from what does remain, the clearest section of which survives on the eastern end as a curving bank of 3.5 metres wide, 0.4 metres high and 35 metress long. No convincing hut circle evidence was recorded associated with these remains,

Newman, P., 2019, Walkhampton Common Survey data (GIS and Excel Spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV363701.

Features shown on surveey

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1019589 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

A field system is centred at SX55227033. This field system includes two main boundaries, the largest of which measures 64 metres long, up to 5 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. This field system may predate the nearby Great Western Reave.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152592.
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1019589.

Associated Monuments

MDV62014Related to: Cairn at south-western end of the Great Western Reave on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV126761Related to: Dry leat on Walkhampton Common, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV29959Related to: Field system, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV128505Related to: Fragmentary remains of a prehistoric enclosure with a hut circle on Walkhamptonn Common, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV15036Related to: Great Western Reave (southern section), Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV28573Related to: Hut circle within a prehistoric enclosure on Walkhamptonn Common, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8225 - Survey of an area of Walkhampton CommonSurvey of an area of Walkhampton Common

Date Last Edited:Jun 15 2020 2:53PM