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HER Number:MDV66337
Name:Field system 780 metres west of Laughter Hole Farm


Irregular aggregate field system with at least 11 fields formed by low rubble walls. Dense gorse over most of the site, with some narrow paths with small-scale erosion problems, contains hut circles and enclosures.


Grid Reference:SX 650 757
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/25/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 34458

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=est -/-/2002 (gerrard) irregular aggregate field system 780m west of laughter hole farm (mpp).

Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV222102.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV222103.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV222104.

Des=gerrard, s. /(9/5/2002)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV222105.

Des=pattison, p. /(1988)/duchy farms survey - bripmpts farm/1:10000 plan.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV222106.

Des=ancient monuments/(30/9/2003)/as above.

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

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

Field system visible on the aerial photographs;

Sources / Further Reading

SDV222102National Monuments Record Database:
SDV222103Migrated Record:
SDV222104Migrated Record:
SDV222105Migrated Record:
SDV222106Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98090 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27253Related to: Enclosure in field system west of Laughter Tor (Monument)
MDV6000Related to: Enclosure within field system west of Laughter Hole Farm (Monument)
MDV27256Related to: Field system 1480 metres north-east of Huccaby Tor (Monument)
MDV27254Related to: Fragmentary field banks 500 metres west of Laughter Tor (Monument)
MDV66335Related to: Hut circle in settlement west of Laughter Hole Farm (Monument)
MDV66336Related to: Hut circle in settlement west of Laughter Hole Farm (Monument)
MDV66338Related to: Hut circle north of Laughter Tor (Monument)
MDV27255Related to: Hut circle west of Laughter Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7388 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7406 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2014 12:28PM