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HER Number:MDV30653
Name:Boundary bank and ditch on Welstor Common

Summary

Boundary bank and ditch which forms the western limit of a field system mostly sited within Welstor Common, and has been largely ploughed out. Probably of medieval date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 735 734
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a Bronze Age parallel reave system on Buckland Common, extending over Buckland Beacon and including prehistoric hut circle settlements, enclosures and cairns, medieval field systems and pillow mounds and a later field system to east

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/263
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

3/3/1983 Bank with ditch on its east side runs for about 95 metres in a north-westerly direction near parish boundary on Buckland Common about 100 metres north of Buckland Beacon. At its south end, the bank curves at right angles and continues under the wall in a east direction towards Welstor. Faint signs of ridge and furrow within this enclosure which is not connected with reaves.


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

Not recorded by the Project.


Fleming, A., 1987, Sites on Buckland Common (Personal Comment). SDV288118.

3/5/1987 Medieval hedgebank possibly unfinished.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 56, figure 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

A boundary bank and ditch which forms the western limit of a field system mostly sited within Welstor Common, and has been largely ploughed out. Probably of medieval date. Condition is stable (with legacy damage).
(Incorrect location given on old sources; should be SX73562 73402, 270 metres north of Buckland Beacon).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV288118Personal Comment: Fleming, A.. 1987. Sites on Buckland Common. Not Applicable.
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.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 56, figure 18. [Mapped feature: #86945 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV25202Related to: Wall running across Buckland Common, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:May 31 2016 12:38PM