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HER Number:MDV27214
Name:Drainage ditch south of Foxholes

Summary

Drainage ditch. Identified from 1979 aerial photograph in 1985 project, it is of no archaeological significance.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 602 782
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NW132
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/165
  • Pastscape: 873417

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DITCH (Modern - 1751 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1509, 344-359 (Aerial Photograph). SDV262885.


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

Ditch parallel to wall and crossing it at the western end (extends onto map sheet SX57NE). Visible on 1979 aerial photograph.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, (1988 data) (Website). SDV360651.

This linear ditch is almost certainly a drainage channel of no archaeological significance.
It commences at 510 metres OD (SX59977824) on the south side of a stone wall, the boundary of Beardown Farm and follows this wall first on the south then on the north side down a very steep east hillslope. It terminates on the floodplain of the West Dart River at 432 metres OD (SX60617829). At the west end it is a ragged dry channel on average 0.6 metres deep with no upcast banks. On the steepest part of the slope (SX60507828) it averages 1.2 metres deep and 2.0 metres wide, with some upcast on the south side (citing Probert, S. A. J., 9/8/1988, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262885Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1509. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 344-359.
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.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. (1988 data). [Mapped feature: #112655 ]
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jul 31 2018 2:54PM