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HER Number:MDV25172
Name:Medieval enclosure on Buckland Common

Summary

A rectangular medieval enclosure imposed between two earlier parallel reaves on Buckland Common; sections of reave have been effaced as a result. The south and east boundary banks have an external ditch and in the north-west corner a narrow lane, or drift, leads off to the north (MDV25173). The interior of the enclosure has traces of ridge and furrow.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 736 742
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/153/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1746, 280 (Aerial Photograph). SDV294996.


Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

(9/3/1986) Boundary ditch slights the south-east end and south-west walls of the prehistoric settlement site and encloses area of later cultivation. The ditch is itself destroyed by the animal track leading towards Ruddycleave Bridge.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Ditch visible on the aerial photography extends to cross another ditch at SX73447413.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Visible on the aerial photography.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 52, figure 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Medieval enclosure at SX73590 74200. A rectangular medieval enclosure imposed between two earlier parallel reaves on Buckland Common; sections of reave have been effaced as a result. The south and east boundary banks have an external ditch and in the north-west corner a narrow lane, or drift, leads off to the north (MDV25173). The interior of the enclosure has traces of ridge and furrow. Condition is declining due to erosion from trackway.
(Also previously numbered as MDV26806): Enclosure with ridge and furrow on Buckland Common. Ridge and furrow contained within a 1.3 hectare enclosure of turf banks, which has been added between two parallel reaves. Condition is stable. Grid reference is incorrect; locates to Blackslade Down.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV294996Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1746. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 280.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84962 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 52, figure 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV25173Related to: Narrow lane or drift on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV7983Related to: Reave system on Buckland Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 29 2016 11:38AM