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HER Number:MDV6520
Name:Bronze age field system with enclosures adjacent to reave on Huccaby newtake

Summary

Fragmentary group of four fields/enclosures situated at SX 6572 7433 on gently sloping, rough-grass moorland within Brimpts Newtake. The boundaries are low, vegetation covered banks with occasional medium and large size stones. They average 1.8 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. The north-western corner of enclosure D is attached to a reave of the Dartmeet parallel system (MDV6030) and although no south-western attachment is visible.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 743
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/123
  • Old SAM Ref: 34462

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, OS/72/066, 049 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346967.

Cropmarks of a 'D'-shaped and a rectangular enclosure are visible on aerial photographs.


Royal Air Force, 1964, F61/6399, 029-030 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282295.


Ordnance Survey, 1972, OS/71/104, 099 (Aerial Photograph). SDV278096.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE83 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV278095.

On a south-west slope at 358 metres ordnance datum are the very poor remains of a half dozen rectilinear and curvilinear fields. One at SX 55657431 is of 'D' plan attached like some of the others to
a reave. The field walls are of turf-covered rubble and average 0.9 metres wide and 0.2 metres high with considerable mutilation as a result of turf cutting. There is no evidence of huts and the group appears to be simply an isolated prehistoric system of 1.5 hectares within the wider parallel reave system.


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

Possible enclosure extending from SX66017420 to SX65797431 where it becomes a series of oval enclosures extending to SX65677434.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157139, (10/5/2002) (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Irregular aggregate field system south east of Outer Huccaby Ring. Irregular aggregate field system including at least three fields. The field walls survive as an earthwork up to 2.0 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Grass and gorse.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(Visited 11/11/1988) Fragmentary group of four fields/enclosures situated at SX 6572 7433 on gently sloping, rough-grass moorland within Brimpts Newtake. The boundaries are low, vegetation covered banks with occasional medium and large size stones. They average 1.8 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Three, small fields of between 0.07 and 0.13 hectares, (A) (B) and (C) appear to be additions to the south-eastern and south-western sides of a larger one (D), of 0.85 hectares. The north-western corner of (D) is attached to a reave of the Dartmeet parallel system (MDV6030) and although no south-western attachment is visible, the attitude of (D) to the reave suggests that it originated as an attached enclosure. No settlement remains can be seen. € a low bank running across the major axis of the group is probably unrelated. The fields are partially visible on further aerial photographs.
Those features recorded in the 1985 Project are not traceable on the ground.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Depicted on the survey layer.


Richards, A. F., 2014, Inaccurate grid references from Aerial Photograph Project (Personal Comment). SDV278099.

The grid references given by the 1985 Aerial Photograph Project are slightly inaccurate and indicate the feature lies further to the east than it actually does.

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 157139, (10/5/2002).
SDV278095Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE83. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV278096Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS/71/104. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 099.
SDV278099Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2014. Inaccurate grid references from Aerial Photograph Project. Not Applicable.
SDV282295Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. F61/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. 029-030.
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.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97763 ]
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV346967Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. OS/72/066. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. 049.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26476Related to: Field system surrounding Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)
MDV25984Related to: Leat supplying Brimpts Tin Mines (Monument)
MDV6397Related to: Outer Huccaby Ring, north of Huccaby Tor (Monument)
MDV26488Related to: Reave running across Brimpts and Huccaby newtakes, near Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2014 11:19AM