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HER Number:MDV62350
Name:Medieval field banks on Horridge Common

Summary

Elements of medieval and later enclosures have melded with the prehistoric reaves to form large fields on Horridge Common. Two long sections of parallel reave have been reinforced with earth and had ditches added to them, and a fresh section of curving bank and ditch has created an additional field.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 754 746
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/235
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1320 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960-1966, SX77SE1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV315180.

17/5/1960 There is a superimposition of probable medieval and modern field boundaries upon early fields apparently contemporary with the huts, and the whole is similar to the settlement at Foales Arrishes. This one is on Horridge Common.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Visible on aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152342, 1/4/1999 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Historic field system on Horridge Common.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, Maps 4-6 (Monograph). SDV299725.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Fields are visible on the aerial photography. Map object based on this source.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 59, figure 21 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Medieval field banks on Horridge Common. Elements of medieval and later enclosures have melded with the prehistoric reaves to form large fields on Horridge Common. Two long sections of parallel reave have been reinforced with earth and had ditches added to them, and a fresh section of curving bank and ditch has created an additional field. Condition is stable but mostly covered by gorse. SX75650
74700.
Depicted on plan. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1320.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152342, 1/4/1999.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Maps 4-6.
SDV315180Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960-1966. SX77SE1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 59, figure 21.

Associated Monuments

MDV103648Part of: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV112759Related to: Hut circle on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV25747Related to: Parallel Reave System on Horridge Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 22 2016 11:23AM