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HER Number:MDV26781
Name:Curving bank feature on Copplestone Down


Recorded from 1940s aerial photograph during the 1985 project, this feature can be seen on recent lidar data.


Grid Reference:SX 815 875
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/97

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Early Neolithic to Late Medieval - 4000 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947 - 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2491, 4282 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346365.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Curving bank visible on 1948 aerial photograph.

Environment Agency WMS, 2019, LiDAR DSM data (1m resolution), 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362957.

Curved bank/ditch feature visible on the lidar data. Runs roughly north-south, the southern end joining the northern boundary of Birch Down at SX 81580 87466.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic. [Mapped feature: #127573 ]
SDV346365Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947 - 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2491. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 4282.
SDV362957Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 2019. LiDAR DSM data (1m resolution), 2019. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV26780Related to: Bank north of Copplestone Down (Monument)
MDV26783Related to: Bank on Lower Lowton Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 23 2020 10:17AM