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HER Number:MDV8817
Name:Field System north of Bowerman's Nose


Prehistoric field system to the north of Bowerman's Nose on Hayne Down


Grid Reference:SX 741 807
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze Age parallel reave system on Hayne Down with settlement east of Blissmoor Farm, consisting of three hut circles with associated small fields

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445696
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/85
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX78SW56
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1980, SF 1748, 198 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341304.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX78SW (Cartographic). SDV346261.

Vegetation marks of faint traces of banks: probably a field system. Visible on aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 153 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Prehistoric settlement on Hayne Down includes a field system to the north-east of Blissmoor farmstead. A substantial reave which runs unbroken between the two groups of summit rocks is set some 20 metres below the ridge on the west side. Other details: Map 21, Site 1.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Field system and huts north of Bowerman's Nose were considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 86.

Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites (Cartographic). SDV345607.

Eastern and northern part of outline shown.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 445696 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346470.

A block of parallel reaves aligned north-east to south-west froming part of the Hayne Down parallel reave system. They appear to run towards Hayne Brook from a main dividing reave which is aligned north-west to south-east and runs across Hayre Dowm towards Cripdon Farm. This is the central part of three fragmenting survivors of the system which extends to the north and south. Other details: SX78SW56.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 153. [Mapped feature: #108903 ]
SDV341304Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. SF 1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 198.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345607Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346261Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX78SW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV346470National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 445696. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV8801Related to: Field System south of Bowerman's Nose (Monument)
MDV119122Related to: Hut circles in settlement east of Blissmoor Farmstead (Monument)
MDV8815Related to: Settlement east of Blissmoor Farmstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 15 2017 3:03PM