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HER Number:MDV29150
Name:Uncompleted boundary bank near Foxholes

Summary

An incomplete, 19th-century newtake boundary running south-west to north-east and south of Crow Tor. In places the boundary consists of an earth bank while in others it comprises dry-stone wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 612 791
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 NW 245
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/172
  • Pastscape: 966138

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Hemery, E., 1983, High Dartmoor, 423 (Monograph). SDV249702.

Centred SX 61257950. Wildbanks Newtake.


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

'Bank' shown on aerial photograph transcription - no photograph reference given.


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey, 30/11/2004 (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey visit. Although much of the walling has collapsed, what remains is in a stable condition.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

Extant boundaries depicted on historic mapping (citing 1982 Ordnance Survey 1:10000 map sheets).
The uncompleted boundary works of this 19th century enclosure contain approximately 150 hectares of rough moorland pasture flanking the West Dart River and upper reaches of the Cherry Brook. The works mainly consist of turf banks up to 3.0 metres wide and 1.4 metres high flanked by quarry ditches with sections of drystone walls visible east of Rough Tor and south-east of Crow Tor. The boundaries are obviously incomplete with a 600 metres gap immediately south of Rough Tor and 100 metres missing immediately south-west of Lower White Tor.
It is likely that the enclosure was the subject of a grant by the Duchy of Cornwall in the early years of the 19th century possibly to a Mr Paterson (citing Hemery 1983, 423). Brown's House and its associated enclosures (SX 67 NW 88) were probably designed to form the core of this small estate (citing Probert, S. A. J., 7/09/1994, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).


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.

An incomplete, 19th-century newtake boundary running south-west to north-east and south of Crow Tor. In places the boundary consists of an earth bank while in others it comprises dry-stone wall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249702Monograph: Hemery, E.. 1983. High Dartmoor. High Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 423.
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.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. 30/11/2004.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
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. [Mapped feature: #86400 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV29140Related to: Wall north of Brown's House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2018 10:20AM