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HER Number:MDV8333
Name:FIELD SYSTEM in the Parish of Moretonhampstead


Traces of old field boundaries. Lynchets or parallel strip field boundaries.(silvester).


Grid Reference:SX 750 884
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/51

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=17/2/1982 (os) butterdon down. C 6 hectares of the south slopes contain several fragmentary walls formed by single orthostats with boulders and rubble. Similar walling exists elsewhere on butterdon. Few lateral banks and the fields are well cleared with ridge and furrow ploughing probably of limited duration.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV296098.

Vis=parallel reave system visible on butterdon down on a curving nne-ssw alignment, with traces of ridge and furrow around sx75208850 (rchm app 1985).

ADAS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV296099.

Vis=24/1/1995 (adas) extensive co-axial prehistoric field system on e side of butterdown down. Some thick gorse cover, some open ground + some improved around sx752885. Enclosure at sx75108865 into which system extends n is heavily poached by cattle (adas).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296100.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV296101.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV296102.

Aph=nmr sf1508/076(24/4/1979).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV296103.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/2082 4396(19/5/1947).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296104.

Des=adas record sheet/in smr.

Silvester, R. J., 1977, Earthwork (Worksheet). SDV8568.

Traces of old field boundaries. Lynchets or parallel strip field boundaries.(silvester).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV296098Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV296099Report - Survey: ADAS.
SDV296100Migrated Record:
SDV296101Aerial Photograph:
SDV296102Aerial Photograph:
SDV296103Aerial Photograph:
SDV296104Migrated Record:
SDV8568Worksheet: Silvester, R. J.. 1977. Earthwork. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM