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HER Number:MDV52520
Name:Rifle Butts at Decoy Brake Rifle Range


Rifle butts shown on late 19th and early 20th century maps, at south-west end of rifle range in Decoy Brake.


Grid Reference:SX 859 697
Map Sheet:SX86NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86NE/146/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RIFLE BUTTS (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Butts' shown.

Ordnance Survey, 1938, 109SE. Revision of 1932/1933 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV336785.

'Butts' shown at south-west end of rifle range.

Jury, R., 1996, Rifle Range at Magazine Lane (Worksheet). SDV313391.

Site visit 7th January 1996. Remains of brick butts still visible.

Dean, R., 2016, Land at Wolborough Barton, Newton Abbot (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV359853.

This report presents the results of an archaeological magnetometer survey at the above site. One hundred and five magnetic anomaly groups were mapped as representing possible archaeological deposits or structures.

Anomaly group 28 probably represent a deposit of rubble, possibly mixed with fired bricks,
that may be associated with the former rifle butts and a nineteenth century rifle range that continued in use until after World War 2

Sources / Further Reading

SDV313391Worksheet: Jury, R.. 1996. Rifle Range at Magazine Lane. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94333 ]
SDV336785Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 109SE. Revision of 1932/1933 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV359853Report - Geophysical Survey: Dean, R.. 2016. Land at Wolborough Barton, Newton Abbot. Substrata. 1508WOL-R-1. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV52539Part of: Decoy Brake Rifle Range (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7116 - Geophysical Survey, Land at Wolborough Barton, Newton Abbot (Ref: 1508WOL-R-1)

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2019 9:00AM