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HER Number:MDV120058
Name:Fragments of wall in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy


Sections of earth and stone banks in the plantation. Appear unrelated to the rest of the internal boundaries. Unclear purpose.


Grid Reference:SX 528 665
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/35/8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (XIX - 1849 AD to 1869 AD? (Between))

Full description

Everett, C., 1978, Archaeological Survey of Some Woodlands Within the Dartmoor National Park, 16, Map 13, OP46-48 (Report - Survey). SDV360464.

OP46-48 Sections of stone and earth banks.
OP46 SX 5281 6658. A stone and earth bank running north-south parallel with bank subdividing the plantation. Very degraded, irregular and low. Peters out after around 54 metres.
OP47 SX 5284 6651. Another section of bank (27 metres long) running north-east by south-west. Also degraded but clearly stone faced, using small stones. Set vertically into the earth it is quite distinct from all the other internal banks, but function is unknown.
OP48 SX 5282 6649. A short length of bank (14 metres) close to the western end of the above section. Very low (0.5 metres) with an average base of 1.0 metre.
Appear quite unconnected with each other or the rest of the field system and do not appear on the Tithe Map. Possibly associated with the establishment of the shoot in the 1860s.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360464Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1978. Archaeological Survey of Some Woodlands Within the Dartmoor National Park. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. 16, Map 13, OP46-48. [Mapped features: #79360 ; #79361 ; #79362 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV34217Part of: Warren in Olderwood Plantation (Monument)
MDV34215Related to: Mine shaft in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV34271Related to: Trial pits in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7398 - Condition survey of Olderwood Plantation
  • EDV7426 - Archaeological survey of woodlands near Olderwood Plantation

Date Last Edited:Oct 16 2017 3:32PM