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HER Number:MDV12901
Name:Circular feature on Roborough Down

Summary

A circular earthwork around 15 metres in diameter lies west of the main Roborough Camp and appears to be associated with it. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites. Possible enclosure or barrow.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 507 640
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Pair of possible Bronze Age circular earthworks lying west of the main Roborough Camp on Roborough Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 439565
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/43
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC? to 42 AD (Between))
  • ENCLOSURE? (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC? to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX56SW26 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV236358.

Visible on aerial photographs. Other details: plan.


Syme Saunders, E. G., 1934, Roborough Earthwork, South Devon (Article in Serial). SDV236355.

A circular earthwork 50 feet (15.2 meters) in diameter lies west of the main Roborough Camp but is apparently related to it.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190 3216 (Aerial Photograph). SDV250271.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190 4195 (Aerial Photograph). SDV236361.


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

Two circular features visible in this area (marked as barrows on the map overlay). One at SX 5075 6409 with apparent length of bank attached to its west side. A continuation of this bank appears to cross into the centre of earthwork SX56SW/2 (PRN 2366). Other circular feature at SX 5079 6405 (PRN 12902).


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV236355Article in Serial: Syme Saunders, E. G.. 1934. Roborough Earthwork, South Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 66. A5 Comb Bound.
SDV236358Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX56SW26. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV236361Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190 4195. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV250271Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190 3216. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
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. [Mapped feature: #118679 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12902Related to: Circular feature on Roborough Down (Monument)
MDV2366Related to: Roborough Down Camp, 180 metres north-east of Higher Lodge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 15 2019 1:59PM