Hut circle 1000yds (915m) E of Coleland Bridge

Devon

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Data Source

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County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

South Hams District Council

Parish

Sparkwell

Parliamentary Constituency

South West Devon

Grid Reference

SN576576 (257558, 60563)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.427, -4.00564

Nearest Postcode

PL7 5JN

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Notes

A Bronze Age field system lies across an undulating moorland hillside on a NE/SW orientation. This impressive rectilinear field pattern is clearly associated with the reave system on a similar orientation which crosses nearby Ridding Down.The fields are bounded by banks on average 1.8m wide and constructed of large boulders (up to 0.7m high) stones and soil; some of the banks on the steeper parts of the slope incorporate well-defined lynchets.There is a marked difference in the levels of the fields which have been cut into the side of the hillslope. The area to the south of the rectilinear pattern comprises fragmentary walling which gives way further south to open unenclosed moorland.A number of hut circles are associated with this field system (SX 56 SE 70). The area has been utilised by medieval farming and is cut by medieval and later leats. Interpretation of the site is now difficult because much is obscured by dense stands of mature gorse and swathes of bracken.

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