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HER Number:MDV27206
Name:Ditch or boundary east of Sherrell Farm, Cornwood


Small curved ditch originally recorded from 1979 aerial photograph. Plotted in 2017 and identified as a possible medieval relict enclosure bank.


Grid Reference:SX 625 575
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/167

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) DITCH? (Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC to 1539 AD (Between))
  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 284-306 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.

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

Small curved ditch extending from bank visible on 1979 National Monuments Record aerial photograph (1979).

Bray, L. + Crabb, A., 2017, HER Field Updates, HD9, HD10 (Cartographic). SDV361914.

Visited 21.04.17 and plotted using GPS. Thought to be medieval in date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 284-306.
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.
SDV361914Cartographic: Bray, L. + Crabb, A.. 2017. HER Field Updates. GIS ShapeFile. Digital. HD9, HD10.

Associated Monuments

MDV125800Related to: Boundary bank 480 metres east-south-east of Sherrell Farm, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV25325Related to: Field system on Hanger Down (Monument)
MDV27663Related to: Prehistoric settlement 550 metres east of Sherrell Farm, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV125799Related to: Small mound 500 metres east of Sherrell Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 3 2019 2:54PM