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HER Number:MDV62465
Name:Medieval Field System, Shute Lane, Winkleigh


Medieval strip field system to the south of Winkleigh village


Grid Reference:SS 636 075
Map Sheet:SS60NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWinkleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishWINKLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60NW/34

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Other details: Also various other dates.

ACE Archaeology Club, 2000, Shute Lane Strip Fields (Worksheet). SDV21870.

Medieval strip field system south of Winkleigh village. Many of the fields shown on the 1846 Tithe Map exist today and are still under multiple ownership.

Griffiths, P., 2000, Shute Lane, Winkleigh (Correspondence). SDV21872.

Strip-field system threatened by residential development in 2000. Other details: letter + photos/.

Horner, W., 2000, Untitled Source (Un-published). SDV21871.

Appear to be part of a strip/arable field and common grazing/moor system, with access lanes. Strips appear on 1st and 2nd edition and more recent OS mapping. Accessed by Shute Lane and Beare Copse Lane. Block of modern inclosure landscape at Tree Moor, Great Vellow moor, Northern Moor and Southern Moor probably represents former common grazing. Shute Lane continues across/between these moors as a footpath, becoming Vellow Moor Lane and running to a medieval farmstead at Southcott (see PRN 1119). Approximate extent of system plotted on map overlay.

Humphreys, C., 2005, Land between Shute Lane & Exeter Road, Winkleigh, 2.4 (Report - Assessment). SDV322214.

Medieval open field system preserved to the south of Winkleigh village which is supported by the dispersed ownership & occupancy of the fields. A development proposal in 2005 affected the northeast corner of the field system.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV21870Worksheet: ACE Archaeology Club. 2000. Shute Lane Strip Fields. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV21871Un-published: Horner, W.. 2000. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV21872Correspondence: Griffiths, P.. 2000. Shute Lane, Winkleigh. Letter to Historic Environment Service. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV322214Report - Assessment: Humphreys, C.. 2005. Land between Shute Lane & Exeter Road, Winkleigh. Southwest Archaeology Report. 050720. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.4.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV62466Parent of: FIELD SYSTEM in the Parish of Winkleigh (Monument)
MDV62467Parent of: Shute Lane, Winkleigh (Monument)
MDV71521Related to: Winkleigh, Shute Lane Field Barn (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1873 - Land between Shute Lane & Exeter Road, Winkleigh

Date Last Edited:Aug 23 2023 11:47AM