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Part of a prehistoric field system and medieval strip fields 250m south west of Higher Bartinney

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Part of a prehistoric field system and medieval strip fields 250m south west of Higher Bartinney

List entry Number: 1007270

Location

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County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Just

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 01-Feb-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: CO 1094

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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Reasons for Designation

Prehistoric field systems are an unusual survival and contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to their construction, longevity, the social organisation and land allocation during prehistory, developments in agricultural techniques and crops and set the fields within their landscape context. When re-used during later periods this may be linked to fluctuating climatic changes or other social and economic factors including population pressure. When two such uses overlap the changes and developments in agricultural practices through time may be preserved. The part of a prehistoric field system and medieval strip fields 250m south west of Higher Bartinney survive comparatively well within the area of landscape mainly re-enclosed in the 19th century.

History

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Details

The monument includes part of a prehistoric field system and medieval strip fields, situated on the northern lower slopes of Bartinney Downs. The field system survives as an area of small irregular fields, defined by low banks and lynchets and covers an area of approximately 4ha. Distinct rectilinear fields are visible in this area on aerial photographs. There are also a number of clearance cairns and a few mineral prospecting pits. To the south west are a number of well-preserved medieval strip fields, probably an outfield, which survives as a series of parallel narrow fields divided by low banks which is probably based on a modification of a prehistoric field system. This area is also has a number of mineral prospecting pits.

Sources: HER:- PastScape Monument No:-421082

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National Grid Reference: SW 39008 29502

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