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HER Number:MDV13745
Name:Outwork in Chase Wood, Holne

Summary

A massive rampart of loose stone about 200m south-west of the main entrance of Holne Chase Castle. Measures around 100m in length and is immediately south of the forest ride that passes the southern edge of the castle. Possible sling stone found at the northern end of the outwork.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 721 717
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Fragment of Prehistoric outwork south of Holne Chase Castle in woods consisting of a massive rampart of loose stone

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/82
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/82/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EARTHWORK (Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1981, Outwork south of Holne Chase Castle, Plan (Worksheet). SDV162813.

Site visited 11/03/1981 (Greeves, T.A.P.) and again on 22/04/1981 (Greeves and A. Fleming). Prehistoric outwork of Holne Chase Castle consisting of a massive rampart of loose stone about 200m south-west of the main entrance of the castle and is immediately south of the forest ride that passes the southern edge of the castle.
Measures approximately 100m long and from the point where it meets the forest ride it leads southwards roughly along the contour before curving eastwards and finishing at the bottom of the final steep slope that rises to the summit of Holne Chase.
(22/04/1981) SX 7220 7177. A smooth waterworn pebble was found at the northern end of the outwork, possibly a slingstone. A smoothly rounded waterworn granite pebble with maximum diameter of 45mm, clearly not in a natural context in its position 250 feet a bove the River Dart.
No obvious sign of the outwork having been cut by the forest ride.

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

Not visible due to tree cover on Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photographs.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1987, List of donations to the Plymouth Museum (Un-published). SDV243606.

(15/06/1987) 11/03/1981: A smooth waterworn pebble was found nearby the outwork of Holne Chase Castle, possibly a sling stone.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV162813Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1981. Outwork south of Holne Chase Castle. Worksheet. Digital. Plan. [Mapped feature: #125308 ]
SDV243606Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1987. List of donations to the Plymouth Museum. Unknown.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV128116Related to: Earthwork running south of Holne Chase Castle (Monument)
MDV7996Related to: Holne Chase Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV4036 - SLING SHOT (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 14 2020 4:07PM