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HER Number:MDV112773
Name:Enclosure on Pudsham Down

Summary

An abandoned enclosure with ridge and furrow on Pudsham Down. A 1.05 hectare enclosure on the west slope of Pudsham Down. The enclosure has a robust earth embanked boundary, with an external ditch, containing ridge and furrow earthworks. Of medieval or later date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 729 748
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Clearly visible on the aerial photography.


Gawne, E. + Somers Cockes, J. V., 1968, Parallel Reaves of Dartmoor, 284 (Article in Serial). SDV345858.

Harp-shaped area of ridge and furrow, with furrows aligned east/west breadthways lying at the foot of Pudsham Hill south of Blackslade newtake and alongside the road to Venton. Ridges are not all obvious from the ground but are surrounded by a well defined bank approximately 1 metre wide and half metre high, with a ditch on the outside. The bank on the western side follows the road towards another area of ridge and furrow south of the road. A large triangular stone at the northern apex may have been set up as a marker.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

The ridge and furrow (running east-west) at SX72937489 has a banked boundary around it.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 60 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

An abandoned enclosure with ridge and furrow on Pudsham Down
A 1.05ha enclosure on the west slope of Pudsham Down. The enclosure has a robust earth embanked boundary, with an external ditch, containing ridge and furrow earthworks. Of medieval or later date. Condition is stable. SX72925 74898

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #72137 ]
SDV345858Article in Serial: Gawne, E. + Somers Cockes, J. V.. 1968. Parallel Reaves of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 100. A5 Hardback. 284.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 60.

Associated Monuments

MDV30655Related to: Medieval fields on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV25160Related to: Parallel reaves on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV25156Related to: Ridge and furrow on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV26805Related to: Ridge and furrow on Pudsham Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 19 2016 1:20PM