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HER Number:MDV62875
Name:Buckland Monachorum Medieval Site


Possible location of a medieval site including a longhouse, ridge and furrow and pillow mounds, although this site may actually be a World War II ammunition store. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 506 691
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of the World War II RAF Harrowbeer airfield, as well as medieval fields and farms, industrial tin working, sections of the Devonport and Plymouth Leats, and part of the Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway on Roborough Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/217
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Rowe, A. E., 1990, Roborough Down (Plan - sketch). SDV269957.

Other details: Also photographs?.

Rowe, A. E., 1994, Buckland Monachorum Landscape Study, 13 (Un-published). SDV340420.

Rowe, A. E., 1998, Buckland Monachorum: The History of a Down (Un-published). SDV340421.

Other details: In parish file.

Rowe, A. E., 1999, Untitled Source, 28 (Monograph). SDV340422.

Outline of possible long house and associated features surrounded by evidence of ridge and furrow and three possible pillow mounds to the north-east. There is doubt about the antiquity of this site which may represent a building disguised as a traditional farmstead to store ammunition for the airfield to the south during World War II.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Site presumed to be somewhere at this location. No further accuracy could be established from aerial photography of the site.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Buckland Monachorum (Un-published). SDV352501.

Site a possible Medieval farmstead at Buckland Monachorum.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV269957Plan - sketch: Rowe, A. E.. 1990. Roborough Down. Plan.
SDV340420Un-published: Rowe, A. E.. 1994. Buckland Monachorum Landscape Study. Buckland Monachorum Landscape Study. A4 Bound + Digital. 13.
SDV340421Un-published: Rowe, A. E.. 1998. Buckland Monachorum: The History of a Down. A4 Bound + Digital.
SDV340422Monograph: Rowe, A. E.. 1999. Buckland Monachorum: a West Devon Down and its History. A5 Paperback. 28.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97135 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Buckland Monachorum.

Associated Monuments

MDV63822Related to: Bank (Monument)
MDV12708Related to: Enclosure on Roborough Down (Monument)
MDV63825Related to: Hollow way on Roborough Down (Monument)
MDV63826Related to: Trial pits on Roborough Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 21 2017 4:18PM