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HER Number:MDV31018
Name:Feature on Buckland Common


Previously recorded as a hut circle but this is not thought to be an archaeological feature.


Grid Reference:SX 735 737
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a Bronze Age parallel reave system on Buckland Common and Blackslade Down, including prehistoric hut circle settlements and cairns, medieval and later remains

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/164/6
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIT (World War I - 1914 AD to 1918 AD?)

Full description

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

(25/1/1985) Circular bank roughly 1 metre wide by 0.30 metres high, very ill-defined on the south side, containing a pit 1 metre deep with deeper hole, possibly animal burrow, in the centre. This site is well outside the pre-historic settlements on Buckland Common, situated on the south-west facing slope of the hill, not the ridge and there are no other obvious mine workings nearby.

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

Hut circle shown on project map overlay, but not discussed.

Pascoe, E., 1986, Comment on feature on Buckland Common (Personal Comment). SDV290551.

This pit is in an area used as a firing range during the 1939-45 war.

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

Unlikely to be a hut circle; feature not thought to be archaeological.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV290551Personal Comment: Pascoe, E.. 1986. Comment on feature on Buckland Common. Not Applicable.
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.
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.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2021 10:33AM