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HER Number:MDV28583
Name:Earthwork banks on Henlake Down

Summary

Two banks running north-south across henlake down recorded from aerial photographs (also visible on lidar data). These appear to be field walls of possible prehistoric date. Two additional potential banks appear to run at right angles across these banks.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 629 571
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of possible prehistoric banks running north-south on Henlake Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/175
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

SEE SX65NW/174, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV143284.

Vis=6/5/1986 (griffith + robinson). These appear to be field walls of possible prehistoric date. Lynchetted, and lying in an island of unimproved land with a number of hut circles (see sx65nw/174).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143285.

Des=griffith, f. M. /as above(7/5/1982).

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

Two banks running north-south across henlake down recorded on map overlays (1985) but not described.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

Two additional potential banks visible on the lidar data appear to run at right angles across these banks. These may be related to possible cultivation ridges running across the eastern side of Henlake Down.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV143284Report - Survey: SEE SX65NW/174.
SDV143285Migrated Record:
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.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV126823Part of: Field system on Henlake Down, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV28582Related to: Hut circle settlement on Henlake Down (Monument)
MDV119777Related to: Possible cultivation ridges on Henlake Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 6 2019 10:20AM