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HER Number:MDV25173
Name:Narrow lane or drift on Buckland Common

Summary

Pony track extends from the road at Ruddycleave Bridge to Bowden driftway at gate (SX73257355) cutting through two settlement sites and boundary ditches of medieval cultivation. According to local information the track formerly continued down the hill, joining the road near Beacon Cottages.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 735 740
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/154

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1746, 277-280 (Aerial Photograph). SDV294996.


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

30/3/1986 A much used pony track extends from the road at Ruddycleave Bridge to Bowden driftway at gate (SX73257355) cutting through two settlement sites and boundary ditches of medieval cultivation. According to local information the track formerly continued down the hill, joining the road near Beacon Cottages.
14/2/1987 Bank and ditch forming part of boundary of cultivated area. ? part of a drove road.


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

Ditch on National Monuments Record aerial photograph extends to SX73357378. It is possible that this is a track or path, but a ditch seems likely.
Two small linear openworks, apparently associated, between SX73547432 and SX73677436.


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

Visible on the aerial photograph.


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

Narrow lane or drift on Buckland Common. A narrow lane, droveway or drift lane, defined by two parallel earthwork banks approximately 6.5 metres apart, leads from the corner of an abandoned field towards the bridge over Ruddycleave Water. Condition is declining due to erosion from trackway. SX73546 74411

Sources / Further Reading

SDV294996Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1746. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 277-280.
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: #84963 ]
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

MDV7995Related to: Complex hut circle settlement on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV25172Related to: Medieval enclosure on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV7983Related to: Reave system on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV30982Related to: Ripman's Gate, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 18 2018 11:07AM