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HER Number:MDV21352
Name:Earthworks east of Place Barton House, Buckland Abbey


Earthworks in field to the east of Place Barton House including medieval and Iron Age features


Grid Reference:SX 489 668
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 437798
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/545
  • Old SAM Ref: 24846
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX46NE17
  • Tide Project: 10/07/2020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING PLATFORM (Early Iron Age to Late Medieval - 700 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1842, Buckland Monachorum (Cartographic). SDV346360.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1983, SX46NE17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346358.

On the slight west slope of a pasture field beyond which the ground slopes sharply to Place Barton to the north-west and Buckland Abbey 200 metres to the west are three platforms and two terraceways occurring within an area of 0.25 hectares. All are poorly defined, probably as a result of past ploughing. The platforms are about 0.3 metres high and the scarps of the terrace, which are 3 metres wide, are less than 0.5 metres high. The clearest platform measures approx 14 metres by 10 metres internally, another 15 metres by 5 metres and the third, of triangular plan, has maximum internal dimensions of 10 metres by 7 metres.

Barber, B., 1983, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV341359.

Earthworks in field to east of Place Barton and west of National Trust car park. Earthworks, which include trackway and three building platforms, are concentrated in southern end of field. They have recently been surveyed.

Gaskell-Brown, C., 1986 - 1987, Buckland Abbey, Devon, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV242027.

Earthwork platforms flanking an old trackway may represent a gatehouse.

Gibbons, P., 1994, 134699 (Un-published). SDV241967.

To the east of the Buckland Abbey, Field 9380 contains earthworks in the form of terraced areas and a linear bank. Excavations in 1984 revealed Medieval activity and Iron Age occupation.

Gaskell-Brown, C., 1995, Buckland Abbey, Devon:Surveys and Excavations, 1983-1995, 60 (Article in Serial). SDV242033.

Iron Age enclosure and Medieval longhouse excavated in Field 9380.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Buckland Abbey (Schedule Document). SDV344044.

Buckland Abbey includes the upstanding and buried remains of an abbey of the Cistercian Order in occupation from circa 1278 until 1539. To the east of the abbey, a field contains earthworks in the form of terraced areas and a linear bank, and archaeological excavations in this area in 1987 revealed Medieval and Iron Age activity. Other details: Monument 24846.

Nicholas Pearson Associates, 2001, Buckland Abbey: Historic Survey and Restoration Plan, App. 3 (Report - Survey). SDV241983.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 437798 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346359.

Earthworks associated with Buckland Abbey which are located to the east of the abbey site. A field contains earthworks in the form of terraced areas, a linear bank and a trackway. It is uncertain whether the building platforms in this area are associated with the abbey or are of Post-Medieval origin. Scheduled.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241967Un-published: Gibbons, P.. 1994. 134699. Monument Protection Programme. Not applicable. Unknown.
SDV241983Report - Survey: Nicholas Pearson Associates. 2001. Buckland Abbey: Historic Survey and Restoration Plan. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound + Digital. App. 3.
SDV242027Report - Survey: Gaskell-Brown, C.. 1986 - 1987. Buckland Abbey, Devon. Devon Religious Houses Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV242033Article in Serial: Gaskell-Brown, C.. 1995. Buckland Abbey, Devon:Surveys and Excavations, 1983-1995. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 53. Paperback Volume. 60.
SDV341359Personal Comment: Barber, B.. 1983. Not Applicable.
SDV344044Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Buckland Abbey. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83092 ]
SDV346358Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1983. SX46NE17. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV346359National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 437798. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV346360Cartographic: Unknown. 1842. Buckland Monachorum. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV5451Related to: Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV21351Related to: Earthworks west of Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV79199Related to: Iron Age Enclosure at Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV79200Related to: Medieval longhouse at Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV52223Related to: Place Barton House, Buckland Abbey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2020 12:53PM