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HER Number:MDV8777
Name:Field system on Vogwell Down

Summary

Vegetation marks of a rectangular field system visible on aerial photographs. May be Bronze Age as appears to be a continuation of the reave system on nearby Cripdon Down.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 722 811
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 78 SW 58
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/48
  • Pastscape: 445698
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC? to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1824, 3038 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352344.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950-1980, SX78SW58 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV304113.

SX723811. Vegetation marks of a rectangular field system.


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

Field system visible on 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photograph of Vogwell Down with a possible enclosure or small semicircular field on the edge of farmland at SX72208140.


Fleming, A., 1988, The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, 51, fig 28 (Monograph). SDV229071.

The cropmark here have been identified as sections of reaves aligned west-north-west by east-south-east. (These appear to be a continuation of the reaves on Cripdon Down, MDV48019).


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229071Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1988. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. Hardback Volume. 51, fig 28.
SDV304113Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950-1980. SX78SW58. Oakford Archaeology. Card Index.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108867 ]
SDV352344Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1824. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3038.

Associated Monuments

MDV8718Related to: Hut circle north of Vogwell Down (Monument)
MDV8719Related to: Hut circle north of Vogwell Down (Monument)
MDV8720Related to: Hut circle north of Vogwell Down (Monument)
MDV26687Related to: Reave system on the north side of Cripdon Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 15 2017 9:12AM