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HER Number:MDV52416
Name:Boundary Bank and Ditch to south of Newleycombe Lake, Walkhampton


A linear boundary bank and ditch extending some 260-300 metres west from the remains of a longhouse.


Grid Reference:SX 580 697
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of a section of the late 18th century Devonport Leat running from Raddick Hill to Nun's Cross, including extensive tinning remains at Cramber Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/498/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 24077(P)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T., 02/01/1991, No Title (Correspondence). SDV220912.

Site visit 28th December 1990. A bank and ditch attached to the west corner of the longhouse extend 300 metres to the west to where a tinners' reservoir forms a corner.

Gerrard, S., 07/06/1993, 133280 (Un-published). SDV229634.

Site visit 7th June 1993. A linear boundary bank and ditch leading 260 metres west from a long house to SX57896966. The earthwork includes a 2 metre wide bank standing up to 0.5 metres high, lying immediately downslope and north of an associated 1.7 metre wide and 0.4 metre deep ditch, from which material was quarried during construction. This boundary is clearly contemporary with the medieval long house to which it is attached, and was probably intended to delimit ownership. Map object based on this source.

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

Bank visible on aerial photograph. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV220912Correspondence: Greeves, T.. 02/01/1991. No Title. Card to F. Griffith. Letter.
SDV229634Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 07/06/1993. 133280. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117898 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV39429Related to: Longhouse on south side of Newleycombe Lake, Walkhampton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Dec 3 2019 11:44AM