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HER Number:MDV119530
Name:Earthwork south-west of Higher Hartor Tor

Summary

Low bank measuring 39.5 metres long, 4.0 metres wide and standing to a maximum 1.0 metre high. Recorded during survey work in 1999, the function of this feature is unknown.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 597 675
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 220
  • Pastscape: 1238443

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EARTHWORK (XV to Post Medieval - 1401 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 47 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler.


Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1999, Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346268.

SX 59756757 to SX 597867544. A long, low turf mound lie on the false crest of the south-west facing slope of Higher Hartor Tor. It measures 39.5 metres long, 4.0 metres wide and stands a maximum 1.0 metre high. It lies across the slope.
Its origin and function are unclear though its proximity to the abandoned cornditch type boundaries in this area suggest a late medieval or post-medieval date.


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

Visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. Map 47.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #78796 ]
SDV346268Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1999. Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor

Date Last Edited:Jul 10 2017 4:05PM