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HER Number:MDV6717
Name:Field System on Chagford Common opposite Metherall


The remains of field boundaries opposite Metherall are all that survive of a once extensive field system.


Grid Reference:SX 674 838
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68SE83
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 443883
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/130

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1539 AD? (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1964, RAF 58/6399, 019-20 (Aerial Photograph). SDV225229.

Remains of two field boundaries (probably Medieval) at SX 674839.

Cocks, J. V. S., 1974-1977, Fernworthy, Dartmoor, 204 (Article in Serial). SDV258202.

Near the heath stone is a small series of fields and reaves which run into the now planted area of Lowton.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, Map 25 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2010, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Site visit 14th June 1999. Considered under the Monument Protection programme. This fragment of a once more extensive field system is visually impressive but too little survives to be considered of national importance.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. Map 25.
SDV225229Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. RAF 58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 019-20.
SDV258202Article in Serial: Cocks, J. V. S.. 1974-1977. Fernworthy, Dartmoor. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 33. Unknown. 204.

Associated Monuments

MDV27746Related to: Leat south of Metherall, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 4 2023 2:55PM