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HER Number:MDV29025
Name:Bank on Crownhill Down


Section of field boundary bank identified on Crownhill Down


Grid Reference:SX 566 599
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 910269
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55NE/117

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Unknown date)

Full description

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX55NE (Cartographic). SDV337243.

Bank shown on aerial photograph interpretation.

National Monuments Record, 2002, 910269 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343914.

Numerous low earthen field banks, many with ditches on one side, lie on open moorland on the lower south-facing slopes of Crownhill Down. They are on average spread to 1.8 metres wide and are up to 0.7 metres high. None have been excavated but they are similar in form to other banks which have a Medieval origin. This part of the moor is covered by stands of dense mature gorse obscuring many of the features. Other details: NMR Number SX55NE22.

Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337243Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX55NE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV343914National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2002. 910269. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Single Sheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12665Related to: Medieval Field Boundary on Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV72920Related to: Prehistoric Barrow Cemetery on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down

Date Last Edited:Sep 28 2021 7:00AM