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HER Number:MDV52817
Name:Earthwork Field Bank predating the 19th century complex at Powdermills

Summary

Earthwork field bank predating the 19th century complex at Powdermills

Location

Grid Reference:SX 627 774
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/302

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A short length of field bank at Powdermills, starting at SX62717737 running north for 50 metres to SX62727742; then turning to the north-west and ending at SX62707744 30 metres further on. It is a substantial bank of earth and stone averaging 3 metres in width and 1 metre in height and is probably part of a newtake boundary of 19th century date but pre-dating the gunpowder works.


Pye, A. R. + Robinson, R., 1990, An Archaeological Survey of the Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills Farm, Postbridge, Devon, 41, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV254157.


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

Earthwork bank shown on aerial photograph on the west side of the Powdermills complex.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV254157Report - Survey: Pye, A. R. + Robinson, R.. 1990. An Archaeological Survey of the Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills Farm, Postbridge, Devon. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 90.07. A4 Grip Bound. 41, Figure 2.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94443 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5913Related to: Powder Mills Gunpowder Factory, Cherry Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6029 - An Archaeological Survey of the Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills Farm

Date Last Edited:Oct 29 2013 2:38PM