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HER Number:MDV26523
Name:Medieval boundary bank on Bagtor Down

Summary

An earth bank, containing some stone, runs north from the Rippon Tor boundary towards the head of the River Sig then curves east to connect with the outer Bagtor boundary, effectively creating a field within a field. Condition is stable though effaced by boggy ground in part.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 754 758
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/92

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2446 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


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

Bank visible running between SX75267538 and SX75877609.


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, 53, 61, figure 19 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

An earthen bank divides the outer Bagtor enclosure. A disused earthwork field bank, which may have served as an earlier western outer boundary of the Bagtor enclosure or as a sub-division of it. The southern portion of the bank, about 325m long, has a stone element in its construction but the remaining northern extension is turf only, and may have been robbed of stone or never completed. It becomes difficult to follow across the mire at the head of Bagtor Brook but is clearer to the north. Partly lost in the mire but condition is stable. SX75350 75800.
Also recorded as MDV112870 Medieval boundary bank on Bagtor Down (duplicate now deleted). An earth bank, containing some stone, runs north from the Rippon Tor boundary towards the head of the River Sig then curves east to connect with the outer Bagtor boundary, effectively creating a field within a field. Condition is stable though effaced by boggy ground in part. SX75334 75741.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Southern part of the boundary dipicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2446.
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: #85340 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 53, 61, figure 19.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV26618Related to: Parallel reaves on Bagtor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2016 11:01AM