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HER Number:MDV63572
Name:Military redoubts on Whitchurch Common

Summary

At least three roughly circular earthwork features on the east side of the valley are interpreted as 20th century redoubts dug during military training. They consist of flat-bottomed hollows with embanked side and internal divisions and have previously been described as hut circles and medieval remains.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 537 748
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SW 21
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/7/1
  • Pastscape: 440447

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • REDOUBT (XIX to XX - 1900 AD to 1949 AD (Between))

Full description

Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

SX 537749 On Whitchurch Common, just above Merrivale Quarry leat and below the highway are two hut-circles. Nearby is a deserted Medieval site (MDV3594).


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 149, 1966 (Un-published). SDV150434.

Haynes describes four of these features as possible dwellings of unknown date (potentially modern).


Newman, P., 1994, Fieldwork and survey at Beckamoor Combe 1994, 9-10 (Article in Serial). SDV236243.

Three roughly circular earthwork features on the east side of the valley are interpreted as 20th century redoubts dug during military training. They consist of flat-bottomed hollows with embanked side and internal divisions and have previously been described as hut circles and medieval remains.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Series of four of these features appear to be visible on the aerial photography. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript. 149, 1966.
  • Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback.
  • Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1994. Fieldwork and survey at Beckamoor Combe 1994. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 7. Unknown. 9-10.
  • Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV25907Related to: Grimstone and Sortridge Leat (Monument)
MDV3594Related to: Longhouse on Whitchurch Common (Building)
MDV63574Related to: RING CAIRN in the Parish of Whitchurch (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 9 2016 11:32AM