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HER Number:MDV26724
Name:Bank on Crownhill Down


Short section of bank shown on aerial photograph on Crownhill Down


Grid Reference:SX 563 598
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMPTON ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 910269
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55NE/167

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Short section of bank shown on aerial photograph.

AMAX, 1982, The Hemerdon Project. Archaeological Sites (Plan - measured). SDV149232.

Bank runs across track and at its western end, joins a long boundary running north to south from SX56295967 to SX56356006.

Devon County Council, 1982, Untitled Source (Plan - measured). SDV337246.

Bank running east to west across track on Crownhill Down. Short stretch of bank to east of track with branch running north at east end.

National Monuments Record, 2002, 910269 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343914.

Numerous low earthen field banks, many with ditches on one side, lie on open moorland on the lower south-facing slopes of Crownhill Down. They are on average spread to 1.8 metres wide and are up to 0.7 metres high. None have been excavated but they are similar in form to other banks which have a Medieval origin. This part of the moor is covered by stands of dense mature gorse obscuring many of the features. Other details: NMR Number SX55NE22.

Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149232Plan - measured: AMAX. 1982. The Hemerdon Project. Archaeological Sites. Map (Paper).
SDV337246Plan - measured: Devon County Council. 1982. Plan.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #85425 ]
SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV343914National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2002. 910269. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Single Sheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12782Related to: Medieval Field System on west side of Crownhill Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down

Date Last Edited:Sep 28 2021 7:00AM