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HER Number:MDV26537
Name:Field bank and remnant enclosures at Bag Tor

Summary

An earth and stone bank, accompanied by a ditch in places, follows a sinuous, approximately east to west course across the north-east corner of the Bagtor enclosure. At the western end, several rather spread banks lead off at right angles on the north side to form narrow strips, suggestive of early cultivation of a probable medieval date. All these banks have been cut by a later tinwork.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 762 759
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a Bronze age parallel reave system on Haytor Down with a number of hut circle settlements, enclosures and prehistoric cairns, plus 19th century Bagtor Tin Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/105
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2445 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


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

Banks visible on the 1946 aerial photograph.


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


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 54, figure 19 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Field bank and remnant enclosures at Bag Tor. An earth and stone bank, accompanied by a ditch in places, follows a sinuous, approximately east to west course across the north-east corner of the Bagtor enclosure. At the western end, several rather spread banks lead off at right angles on the north side to form narrow strips, suggestive of early cultivation of a probable medieval date. All these banks have been cut by a later tinwork. Condition is stable, SX76200 75870.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2445.
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.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 54, figure 19.

Associated Monuments

MDV8082Related to: Bagtor Mine and Tin Streamworks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV15725Related to: Evidence of medieval strip cultivation 170 metres north of Bag Tor (Monument)
MDV26536Related to: Field bank in Bagtor enclosure (Monument)
MDV26531Related to: Tin openwork mine shafts north of Bagtor (Monument)
MDV26533Related to: Tin prospecting pits north of Bagtor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey
  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Apr 3 2018 10:57AM