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HER Number:MDV30601
Name:Banked lane to Bowden

Summary

Banked lane leading down towards Bowden, on the western slope of Buckland Beacon. Parallel banks form the side of a probable lane leading down to the drift lane to Bowden on the west slope of Buckland Beacon. One of several trackway earthworks descending the slope to Bowden.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 733 734
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/286

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (Early Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1613, List of Boundary Markers (74/698) (Record Office Collection). SDV288925.

Boundary statement of 1593 mentions Greenwayhead as being between Graymare SX73557303 and Wolstar burrough.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Visible on the aerial photography.


Seymour, D. J., 1977, Torre Abbey. An Account of its History, Buildings, Cartularies and Lands, 130 (Monograph). SDV340436.

The 13th century charter in the West Devon Record Office mentions a bank from mahimorhillend to blyndwille; neither names now known but Mr Seymour considers this bank to be indicated.


Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

Visited 1982. Double bank from the driftway to Bowden Farm to the parish boundary wall near Welstor. Ditch between becomes more pronounced towards the top of the hill and cuts a reave, the stones being piled up on either side.
26/3/1987 Towards the Bowden Lane there are three double banks, with small stones visible in places.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 55, figure 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Banked lane leading down towards Bowden, on the western slope of Buckland Beacon. Parallel banks form the side of a probable lane leading down to the drift lane to Bowden on the west slope of Buckland Beacon. One of several trackway earthworks descending the slope to Bowden. Condition is stable. SX73250 73500.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV288925Record Office Collection: Unknown. 1613. List of Boundary Markers (74/698). West Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown.
SDV340436Monograph: Seymour, D. J.. 1977. Torre Abbey. An Account of its History, Buildings, Cartularies and Lands. Torre Abbey. An Account of its History, Buildings, Cartularies and Lands. Photocopy + Digital. 130.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86923 ]
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 55, figure 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV30600Related to: Possible location of a boundary stone, Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV30982Related to: Ripman's Gate, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)
MDV30654Related to: Strip cultivation and clearance on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV25197Related to: Trackways across Buckland Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 29 2016 4:01PM