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HER Number:MDV28142
Name:Building or enclosure in field system on Shovel Down


Visible on the aerial photographs and initially recorded as a building. Seems more likely to be an enclosure of some sort as is rather large for a building. Visible on aerial photography dating to 1999, as well as the earlier versions.


Grid Reference:SX 654 858
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/148

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 1362-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The feature is not present on the late 19th century or early 20th century historic maps.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2082, 3285-6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV295065.

National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6586, 3/50-51 (Aerial Photograph). SDV220197.

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

Possible building or square enclosure within the area of the parallel reaves. Visible on Royal Air Force 1947 and National Monuments Record 1977 aerial photographs. Building shown on map overlay in the north-east corner of a rectangular enclosure.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Rectangular feature visible on the aerial photography. Feature measures over 17 metres by 14 metres, so seems unlikely to be a building.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV220197Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6586. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3/50-51.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1362-4.
SDV295065Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2082. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3285-6.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #85969 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 11 2016 1:23PM