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HER Number:MDV13363
Name:EARTHWORK in the Parish of South Brent

Summary

Earthworks. Pillow mounds or trial pits on left bank of middle brook. Vis=-/12/1977 (robinson, r. ). On the north side of the middle brook valley are three mounds possibly not old. Vis=i) about 150m from the structure at sx66356344 approx north east of it. This is an elongated rectangular mound measuring about 18m x 4m and about 1m high with a gap nearly to the ground level across the centre and a definite ditch on the uphill side. The long axis lies obliquely across the slope of the ground. This very much resembles a pillow mound although there is no record of warrening in the vicinity. It appears to be of soil, grass covered. Vis=ii) about 50m south east of this is a more irregular mound, roughly circular with no clear ditch. It lies on more level ground and is grass covered. Max length 15m max width 10m. There are many rabbit holes among the soil of which this is made and the average height is 1/2-1m but very irregular. Vis=iii) 50m south east from the previous mound is a similar one but low irregular and ill-defined. All three mounds lie on the left bank of the middle brook on a line roughly parallel with its course. Vis=possible pillow mound visible on raf 1946 ap. There may be traces of further mounds (rchm app 1985). Vis=10/5/1979 (os). These pillow mounds were not located during field investigation (os).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 663 634
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/228

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EARTHWORK (Unknown date)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV161248.

Des=parish checklist.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV161249.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1890 2280-2282(10/12/1946).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV161250.

Osa=sx66se96.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Earthworks. Pillow mounds or trial pits on left bank of middle brook. Vis=-/12/1977 (robinson, r. ). On the north side of the middle brook valley are three mounds possibly not old. Vis=i) about 150m from the structure at sx66356344 approx north east of it. This is an elongated rectangular mound measuring about 18m x 4m and about 1m high with a gap nearly to the ground level across the centre and a definite ditch on the uphill side. The long axis lies obliquely across the slope of the ground. This very much resembles a pillow mound although there is no record of warrening in the vicinity. It appears to be of soil, grass covered. Vis=ii) about 50m south east of this is a more irregular mound, roughly circular with no clear ditch. It lies on more level ground and is grass covered. Max length 15m max width 10m. There are many rabbit holes among the soil of which this is made and the average height is 1/2-1m but very irregular. Vis=iii) 50m south east from the previous mound is a similar one but low irregular and ill-defined. All three mounds lie on the left bank of the middle brook on a line roughly parallel with its course. Vis=possible pillow mound visible on raf 1946 ap. There may be traces of further mounds (rchm app 1985). Vis=10/5/1979 (os). These pillow mounds were not located during field investigation (os).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161248Migrated Record:
SDV161249Aerial Photograph:
SDV161250Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM