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HER Number:MDV8616
Name:Field system on Stallage Common, Ipplepen

Summary

Linear and curvilinear earthwork banks interpreted as relict field boundaries of a prehistoric or Romano-British field system, with associated evidence of settlement, are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1986 and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, on a limestone plateau on Stallage Common, Ipplepen.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 837 676
Map Sheet:SX86NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDenbury and Torbryan
Civil ParishIpplepen
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishDENBURY
Ecclesiastical ParishIPPLEPEN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 446303
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86NW/14

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Timms, S. C., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV2.

Vis=-/12/1980(timms et al) seen from road to west. Banks visible and stallage common is still rough ground. No apparent change since 1976 (timms).


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

Vis=15/11/1952 (os) possible iron age field system. Low irregular field banks under grass and bracken.


GALLANT + LUXTON + COLLMAN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288111.

A gently sloping plateau at sx83766767. The circular bank is one of the clearest on this site, its inner edge 0.5m high, dropping to 0.2m (gallant + luxton + collman).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV298712.

Stallage common. Slight earth banks on rough pasture to north of ipplepen, on stallage common. Rectilinear appearance.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV298718.

Aph=1182/sept.1971/south west water authority high level vertical over woodland proposed reservoir area, matford lane, exeter.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV298719.

Osa=sx86nw17.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV298720.

Aph=7506/1 304-305/ 18 march 1975/ swwa woodland reservoir.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV298721.

Des=balkwill, c. /as above.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV298722.

Des=gallant, l. /list of field systems/(15/11/1980)in parish file.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV298723.

Des=timms, s. C. /as above.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV298724.

Gallant, l. + luxton, n. + collman, m. /pdas/43(1985)28/ancient fields on the south devon limestone plateau/fig 4.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV298725.

Weddell, p. J. + turton, s. D. /archaeological assessment of sww littlehempston to roundaways water main/(1993)5/(emafu report 93.05).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV298726.

Aph=dap/hi 1-5/(21/12/1986).


BALKWILL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV44259.

Vis=-/-/1976 (balkwill) a bungalow and some farm buildings have been built on stallage common and part of it is fenced for sheep. No bracken seen. Field banks still extant and quite well preserved at west end of common.


GALLANT, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV943.

One of a group of 13 possible prehistoric field systems which have been identified on the limestone in south devon. Approx 2.5 hectares in extent (gallant).


Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

The earthworks do not correspond with any features in this location.


Ordnance Survey, 1986, OS/86246, OS/86246 V 984-985 15-OCT-1986 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352106.

Linear and curvilinear banks are visible.


Pye, A. R. + Noble, S. + Turton, S. D., 1992, Archaeological Survey and Assessment at Greenawell Park Farm, West Ogwell, 19-21 (Report - Survey). SDV344412.

Other details: Figure 1, site 10.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8367 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

Linear and curvilinear earthwork banks are visible.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Earthworks are shown in this location.


Bailey, A, 2018, Stallage Common Field System, Ipplepen (Aerial Photograph). SDV361237.

Field system identified on Lidar. Some earthworks may be related to settlement.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (Interpretation). SDV361305.

A series of linear and curvilinear earthwork banks, between 3-6m in width, is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1986 and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, on a limestone plateau on Stallage Common, Ipplepen. The earthworks occupy an area of approximately 7 hectares, are typically northeast to southwest and northwest to southeast aligned and define several rectilinear shaped enclosures, from between 35 to 80m in length. A number of curvilinear and circular banked features and enclosures, up to 20m across, are also visible in association with the linear earthworks. The visible earthworks do not correspond with any features shown in this location on the mid-19th century Parish Tithe Map which is shown as partly unenclosed land with the surrounding field patterns characterised as medieval enclosures based on strip fields. The form, character and setting of these earthworks supports the interpretation that they represent relict field boundaries of a possible prehistoric or Romano-British field system, with associated evidence of possible settlement. Earthworks are shown in this location on the Ordnance Survey 2018 MasterMap.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2Report - Survey: Timms, S. C..
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV288111Migrated Record: GALLANT + LUXTON + COLLMAN.
SDV298712Migrated Record:
SDV298718Aerial Photograph:
SDV298719Migrated Record:
SDV298720Aerial Photograph:
SDV298721Migrated Record:
SDV298722Migrated Record:
SDV298723Migrated Record:
SDV298724Migrated Record:
SDV298725Migrated Record:
SDV298726Aerial Photograph:
SDV344412Report - Survey: Pye, A. R. + Noble, S. + Turton, S. D.. 1992. Archaeological Survey and Assessment at Greenawell Park Farm, West Ogwell. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.26. A4 Stapled + Digital. 19-21.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352106Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1986. OS/86246. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/86246 V 984-985 15-OCT-1986.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111611 ]
SDV361237Aerial Photograph: Bailey, A. 2018. Stallage Common Field System, Ipplepen. Digital.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX8367 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017.
SDV44259Migrated Record: BALKWILL.
SDV943Migrated Record: GALLANT.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Sep 7 2018 10:38AM