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HER Number:MDV113255
Name:Drift lane south-east of Tunhill Rocks

Summary

A deserted lane, or drift, comprising two approximately parallel earthen banks, leads up the hillside to the west, opening into an area of enclosed fields bounded by earthen banks, some with external ditches. The track can be traced intermittently through the fields, continuing down the western slope towards Blackslade.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 733 754
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age coaxial field system around Pil Tor with remains of reaves, enclosures, hut circle settlements including Foales Arrishes, continuing south onto Blackslade Down

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DROVE ROAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Fletcher, M. J., 1991, Blackslade Down features (Worksheet). SDV303118.

Field system south-east of Tunhill Rocks. Rectilinear plots with well defined double faced boulder/stone walls enclosing ridge and furrow. A medieval trackway skirts the southern side. Relationship with enclosure MDV7438 unclear.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Visible on the aerial photography.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 16-17, 56, figure 11 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

A deserted lane, or drift, comprising two approximately parallel earthen banks, leads up the hillside to the west, opening into an area of enclosed fields bounded by earthen banks, some with external ditches. The track can be traced intermittently through the fields, continuing down the western slope towards Blackslade.
Condition is mostly stable but some footpath erosion.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV303118Worksheet: Fletcher, M. J.. 1991. Blackslade Down features. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72585 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 16-17, 56, figure 11.

Associated Monuments

MDV7468Related to: Blackslade Longhouse (Building)
MDV7437Related to: Cairn and Cist on Blackslade Down (Monument)
MDV43230Related to: Field system on the west slope of Blackslade Down near Tunhill Rocks (Monument)
MDV7438Related to: Hut Circle Settlement on the east side of Tunhill Rocks (Monument)
MDV26975Related to: Parallel reaves around Whittaburrow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2018 1:51PM