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HER Number:MDV126106
Name:Embanked structure south-west of Harrowbeer, Buckland Monachorum

Summary

A flat-topped, embanked structure is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1928. It predates the airfield, and appears to be a blast shelter, but its function and exact date of origin is not clear. It is marked on modern maps as a public convenience.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 516 679
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BLAST SHELTER? (XIX to XX - 1900 AD to 1946 AD (Between))
  • PUBLIC CONVENIENCE (XXI - 2019 AD to 2019 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

No features are depicted in this location.


Aerofilms, 1928, Aerofilms LTD Oblique Aerial Photography (AFL 60516), AFL 60516/EPW023631 01-SEP-1928 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351161.

A flat-topped embanked structure is visible.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, DCC RAF/CPE/UK/1890 2350-2351 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351061.

A flat-topped embanked structure is visible.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

A rectangular structure is depicted and marked 'PC'.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

A flat-topped, embanked structure is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1928, with an apparent entrance on the east side. It predates the airfield, and appears to be some form of blast shelter, but its function and exact date of origin is not clear. It is marked on modern maps as a public convenience, but it is not clear whether the surrounding bank has survived.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV351061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/CPE/UK/1890 2350-2351 10-DEC-1946. [Mapped feature: #118842 ]
SDV351161Aerial Photograph: Aerofilms. 1928. Aerofilms LTD Oblique Aerial Photography (AFL 60516). NMR Aerial Photograph. Digital. AFL 60516/EPW023631 01-SEP-1928.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2019 4:36PM