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HER Number:MDV31021
Name:Mortar emplacement by reave on Buckland Common

Summary

A circular military mortar emplacement on the ridge of Buckland Common. Probably used for training during World War I. Previously recorded as a hut circle.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 738 741
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/164/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SPIGOT MORTAR EMPLACEMENT (World War I - 1914 AD to 1918 AD (Between))

Full description

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

23/2/1984 Hut circle. Much vegetation covers remains of a horse-shoe shaped stone bank 10 paces north of north-west by south-east reave and 65 paces south west of boundary stone. A few stones are visible in the bank which is lower to the west where there is a possible entrance.


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

Hut circle visible on aerial photographs viewed during the project.


Quinnell, N. V., 1985, Comment about features on Buckland Common (Personal Comment). SDV288072.

Visited 19/5/1985. The diameter is 8 metres and the height 0.4 metres at the east and 0.6 metres in the west.


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

A circular military mortar emplacement on the ridge of Buckland Common. Probably used for training during World War I. Previously recorded as a hut circle. Condition is stable. Location: SX73860 74180.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV288072Personal Comment: Quinnell, N. V.. 1985. Comment about features 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.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 56, figure 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV7983Related to: Reave system on Buckland Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 29 2016 9:36AM