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Part of a Later Prehistoric or Romano-British field system 250m north of Eggardon Hill Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Toller Porcorum, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7509 / 50°45'3"N

Longitude: -2.6353 / 2°38'6"W

OS Eastings: 355280.270397

OS Northings: 94780.22372

OS Grid: SY552947

Mapcode National: GBR PS.G2BK

Mapcode Global: FRA 57C3.94Q

Entry Name: Part of a Later Prehistoric or Romano-British field system 250m north of Eggardon Hill Farm

Scheduled Date: 26 March 1958

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002807

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 344

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Toller Porcorum

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Maiden Newton and Valleys

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


The monument includes part of a later Prehistoric or Romano-British field system, situated along the steep valley side of a tributary to the River Frome to the east of Eggardon Hill. The part of the field system survives as a complex and extensive series of field banks and strip lynchets of up to 3m high with some identifiable square-shaped individual fields. At least two different areas of fields are represented in total covering an area of some 12ha.
Further archaeological remains survive in the vicinity and are scheduled separately.

Sources: HER:-
PastScape Monument No:-450931

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

Despite reduction in the heights of some banks and lynchets from cultivation, the part of the field system 250m north of Eggardon Hill Farm survives well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, development, the social organisation of the builders and land allocation, agricultural practices and overall landscape context.

Source: Historic England

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