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HER Number:MDV12902
Name:Enclosure or barrow on Roborough Down, Buckland Monachorum

Summary

Earthworks of a sub-circular mound, with outer ditch and bank are visible on aerial imagery taken from 1946 onwards and on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013. The earthworks are interpreted as representing a possible Bronze Age or Iron Age 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: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/44

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC? (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.

A circular earthwork feature similar to SX56SW/43 is visible on air photograph.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 3216 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, RAF/106G/UK/1190 RP 3177-3178 27-FEB-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363067.

Earthworks of a sub-circular mound with outer ditch and bank are visible.

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

Circular feature visible on aerial photograph at SX 5079 6405.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 1999-2017, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5064 03-MAY-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363087.

Earthworks of a sub-circular mound with outer ditch and bank are visible.

NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5064 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013 (Cartographic). SDV361514.

Earthworks of a sub-circular mound with outer ditch and bank are visible.

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.

Earthworks of a sub-circular mound, circa 8m diameter, with outer ditch and bank, both circa 2m wide, are visible on aerial imagery taken from 1946 onwards and on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013. The full extent of the enclosure measures circa 17m diameter. The earthworks are interpreted as representing a possible Bronze Age or Iron Age enclosure or barrow, although a later origin is also possible. Earthworks of a similar and possibly contemporary feature are visible to the northwest (MDV12901).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV236358Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX56SW26. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV340833Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3216.
SDV361514Cartographic: NERC. 2013. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor. Digital. LIDAR SX5064 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013.
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.
SDV363067Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1190 RP 3177-3178 27-FEB-1946.
SDV363087Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 1999-2017. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5064 03-MAY-2007.

Associated Monuments

MDV12901Related to: Enclosure or barrow on Roborough Down, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)

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:Jan 2 2020 11:55AM