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HER Number:MDV7509
Name:Field system on Houndtor Down, Manaton

Summary

Medieval field system, with ridge and furrow, surrounding the deserted Hound Tor medieval village.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 745 786
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77NW95
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/272
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/75/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 28786
  • Pastscape: 104493

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX77NW31 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345708.

A small field system near three hut circles near Becka Brook. Lies to west of huts and is possibly associated. Ill-defined and consists of series of slight lynchets on rocky south-east slope (10/5/1960).


Beresford, G., 1979, Three Deserted Medieval Settlements on Dartmoor: a Report on the Late E. Marie Minter's Excavations, 150-152 (Article in Serial). SDV307264.


National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1746, 210 (Aerial Photograph). SDV294996.


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

Field system, with ridge and furrow, surrounding a deserted medieval settlement. The system extends from SX74557890 to SX74507840. Visible on 1980 aerial photographs.


Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EO, 1,1a,2,3, 17/3/1985 (Aerial Photograph). SDV307278.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140565, 20/5/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Medieval field system associated with the settlements at Hound Tor. See also SX77NW/273. Extensive field system associated with two deserted medieval settlement at Hound Tor. See Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England survey for full details.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, Map 8 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Depicted by Butler.


Newman, P. + Probert, S. + Riley, H., 1994, Houndtor Down, Manaton, Devon - A New Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. (Report - Survey). SDV344628.

Medieval field system centred at SX 746788. Approximately 35 hectares of abandoned fields containing traces of lynchets, ridge and furrow and clearance cairns on the eastern half of Houndtor Down. The irregular fields are largely bounded by cornditches between 2.0 metres and 3.5 metres wide and around 1.2 metres high with some unditched internal boundaries. There is no identifiable ridge and furrow associated with this phase, contemporary cultivation being represented by the low lynchets and terraces on the steeper east-facing slopes. The field system was reorganised in the post-medieval period when the ridge and furrow and clearance cairns were created.
For 1:2500 survey and more detailed description see SX 77 NW 96.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

See designation record for details.

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 140565, 20/5/1995.
SDV294996Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1746. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 210.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Map 8.
SDV307264Article in Serial: Beresford, G.. 1979. Three Deserted Medieval Settlements on Dartmoor: a Report on the Late E. Marie Minter's Excavations. Medieval Archaeology. 23. Unknown. 150-152.
SDV307278Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EO. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1,1a,2,3, 17/3/1985.
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.
SDV344628Report - Survey: Newman, P. + Probert, S. + Riley, H.. 1994. Houndtor Down, Manaton, Devon - A New Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Spiral Bound. [Mapped feature: #112350 ]
SDV345708Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX77NW31. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV7414Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement at Hound Tor (Monument)
MDV58424Related to: Enclosure north of Greator Rocks, Manaton (Monument)
MDV7505Related to: Settlement south of Greator Rocks (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 27 2018 3:23PM