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HER Number:MDV60532
Name:Earthwork at Belstone Cleave


Identified from aerial photograph (1988), this feature is also visible on the lidar data. Roughly rectangular in shape, with slightly rounded corners. Noted as potentially relatively recent in 2020; well structured / cut into the slope of the hill. Possible footpaths or tracks appear to be associated.


Grid Reference:SX 637 940
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBelstone
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBELSTONE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/339

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EARTHWORK (Unknown date)

Full description

Griffith, F. M., 1988, DAP/JM, 6a,7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346838.

Earthwork w Sticklepath. Recorded from the air by Frances Griffith in 1988.

Environment Agency WMS, 2019, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362956.

Visible on the lidar data.

Kaye, S., 2020, Earthwork west of Sticklepath (Correspondence). SDV363737.

This feature is located on a steep slope but is still rather uniform, with an almost bilateral symmetry. It appears well structured and cut into the slope; may be relatively modern. There is some sort of pit to the north-east and a larger quarry further north-east.
A road or trackway exits the downslope half of the earthwork feature, while in the topmost half of the feature another follows the contours around the hill to another possible bilateral feature that is probably due to the convergence of three roads / tracks running up the hillside just north of the quarry. Function of this feature currently unknown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346838Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1988. DAP/JM. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 6a,7.
SDV362956Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 2019. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), 2019. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126484 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2020 3:00PM