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HER Number:MDV25186
Name:Earthwork platform on Welstor Common

Summary

A rectangular earthwork platform on Welstor Common, measuring 11 metres by 12 metres. It may have been the base for a timber or other form of temporary building, probably associated with the rifle range sited here in the late 19th century or after 1860, or possibly the golf course recorded here in 1910. Condition is declining due to burrowing animals.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 737 735
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a Bronze Age parallel reave system on Buckland Common, extending over Buckland Beacon and including prehistoric hut circle settlements, enclosures and cairns, medieval field systems and pillow mounds and a later field system to east

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/166
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PLATFORM (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1949 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1746, 263 (Aerial Photograph). SDV294996.


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

Very small square enclosure visible on the aerial photographs.


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

Platform is visible on the aerial photograph.


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

Platform base of a timber or other temporary structure. A rectangular earthwork platform on Welstor Common, measuring 11 metres by 12 metres. It may have been the base for a timber or other form of temporary building, probably associated with the rifle range sited here in the late 19th century or after 1860, or possibly the golf course recorded here in 1910. Condition is declining due to burrowing animals. SX73713 73524.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV294996Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1746. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 263.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84968 ]
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

MDV114604Related to: Rifle Range on Welstor Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 1 2016 10:42AM