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HER Number:MDV66342
Name:Field wall 710 metres south-west of Laughter Hole Farm

Summary

Post medieval drystone field wall 1.0 metre high and 0.6 metres wide, running from Laughter Hole Farm in a south-westerly direction, cutting through a prehistoric field system with hut circles as well as one of two stone alignments and then heading southwards towards the modern road.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 653 754
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of prehistoric field systems and hut circle settlements, as well as funerary monuments above the Cherry Brook Valley, medieval field system west of Outer Huccaby Ring and deserted Coxlake farmstead as well as the Brimpts Tin Mine leat

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/330/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 802
  • Old SAM Ref: 34459
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Haythornthwaite, R. L., 1988, Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet, Princetown (Duchy Farms Survey) (Report - Survey). SDV223270.

Depicted on plan.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157103 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(Visited 9/5/2002) Post medieval field wall 710 metres south-west of Laughter Hole Farm. A post medieval field wall cuts across the hut circle settlement (MDV6020) and field system and some of the stone used in its construction has probably been derived from the prehistoric settlement. The wall is of coursed drystone construction and measures up to 1.5m high and 0.5m wide.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 46-7; figure 27.11 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Depicted on Butler's map. One of three newtake walls that cut throught this poorly preserved Bronze Age field system and hut circles.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 46-7; figure 27.11.
SDV223270Report - Survey: Haythornthwaite, R. L.. 1988. Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet, Princetown (Duchy Farms Survey). Agricultural Development Advisory Service. A3 Comb Bound.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157103.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98094 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV66333Related to: Field system south-east of Laughter Tor (Monument)
MDV26236Related to: Fields west of Coxlake settlement and Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)
MDV56400Related to: Mine buildings at Brimpts North Mine (Building)
MDV66345Related to: Reave on Brimpts newtake, north of Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)
MDV6002Related to: Stone row south of Laughter Tor (Monument)
MDV6003Related to: Stone row south of Laughter Tor (Monument)
MDV56398Related to: Trial pits 650 metres north-east of Dunnabridge Pound (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:Sep 4 2017 10:58AM