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HER Number:MDV116384
Name:Wall to west and east of Emsworthy Rocks, Ilsington


Ruined wall running north-west to south-east to the west and east of Emsworthy Rocks


Grid Reference:SX 752 768
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a Bronze age parallel reave system on Haytor Down with a number of hut circle settlements, enclosures and prehistoric cairns, plus 19th century Bagtor Tin Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WALL (XV to XIX - 1500 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 13-14, Figure 7 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

A very ruined dry stone wall may be traced running between the two outcrops of Emsworthy Rocks and continuing for 170 metres to the east where it fades out. It is constructed from cut stone with dressed faces which have feather and tare marks along some edges. This hints at a post 1800 date for the wall though it is very ruinous and probably never completed. It may represent an abandoned moorland intake of the late 18th and early 19th century.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Line of wall shown on survey on either side of Emsworthy Rocks.

English Heritage, 2005, Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345602.

Broken line of a Medieval wall running north-west to south-east on either side of Emsworthy Rocks.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital. [Mapped features: #75705 ; #75706 ]
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 13-14, Figure 7.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV78669Related to: Cairns on Emsworthy Rocks,Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26958Related to: Parallel reave system south of Haytor Rocks (Monument)
MDV26517Related to: Trackway south of Haytor Rocks, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Apr 3 2018 10:57AM