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HER Number:MDV125800
Name:Boundary bank 480 metres east-south-east of Sherrell Farm, Cornwood

Summary

Relict boundary of unknown date. Identified in 1985 from 1979 aerial photograph, this was plotted in 2017. It consists of an earthwork bank with a stony fabric orientated north-south and measuring around 4-5 metres in width and 0.5 - 0.6 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 625 576
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY (Unknown date)

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 284-306 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Depicted on the map overlay based on the 1979 aerial photograph.


Bray, L., 2017, Bank running N-S 480m ESE of Sherrall Farm (Worksheet). SDV363037.

This feature (HD11) was identified during a field visit (21/04/2017). It consists of an earthwork bank with a stony fabric orientated north-south and measuring around 4-5 metres in width and 0.5 - 0.6 metres high (maximum). There is no sign of a ditch and the ground level appears lower on its western side than the natural slope of the ground would demand.
The feature is likely to be a relict field boundary although its character is more massive than that of the other boundaries dated to the prehistoric or medieval/post-medieval periods in the vicinity. Its dating is thus uncertain and its relationships with HD12 and HD13 at its northern end are uncertain.


Bray, L. + Crabb, A., 2017, HER Field Updates (Cartographic). SDV361914.

Visited 21.04.17 and plotted using GPS. Relict boundary of unknown date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 284-306.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV361914Cartographic: Bray, L. + Crabb, A.. 2017. HER Field Updates. GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117970 ]
SDV363037Worksheet: Bray, L.. 2017. Bank running N-S 480m ESE of Sherrall Farm. Worksheet. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV27206Related to: Ditch or boundary east of Sherrell Farm, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV125801Related to: Enclosure bank east-south-east of Sherrell Farm, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV25325Related to: Field system on Hanger Down (Monument)
MDV125799Related to: Small mound 500 metres east of Sherrell Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 3 2019 3:45PM