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HER Number:MDV13778
Name:BATTLEFIELD in the Parish of Bovey Tracey


Site of battle.


Grid Reference:SX 820 767
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age barrows, leat system and earthworks associated with the late medieval tin industry and earthworks associated with the site of a Civil War battle on Bovey Heath

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NW/18
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BATTLEFIELD (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Vis=3/11/1953 (os). Battle between troops under cromwell and royalists under lord wentworth, in which the latter were defeated. Small cannon balls are occasionally dug up in the neighbourhood.1646.

HOLE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV280607.

Vis=22/6/1979 (mitchell, m. ). Bovey heathfield. Civil war battle 1646. Bank (sx87nw/11) thought to be associated with this battle. Wooden cross dated 1645 stands on ridge at nw corner of heath. An account of the battle is given in hole (hole).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302560.

Site of battle.

1880S, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302563.

'site of a battle a. D.1646' shown on os 25" (1880s) map (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302564.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302565.

Crossing, w. /old stone crosses of dartmoor borders/(1892)141.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302566.

Hole, m. A. /sketches of bovey tracey and district/(1930)17-18.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302567.

Hyde, h. B. /bovey beads/(1921)31.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302568.

Mitchell, m. /dcra ball clay survey of south devon/(1979)no.7 (worksheet no.9) in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302569.

English heritage/report on the bovey heath survey/(2004)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302570.

Des=os 25" (1880s).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV280607Migrated Record: HOLE.
SDV302560Migrated Record:
SDV302563Migrated Record: 1880S.
SDV302564Migrated Record:
SDV302565Migrated Record:
SDV302566Migrated Record:
SDV302567Migrated Record:
SDV302568Migrated Record:
SDV302569Migrated Record:
SDV302570Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV13777Related to: Civil War Earthworks, Bovey Heath (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 16 2020 1:41PM