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HER Number:MDV7405
Name:Medieval Building west of Holwell Tor, Ilsington

Summary

Sub-rectangular foundations of a Medieval building to the north of the Prehistoric settlement to the west of Holwell Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 748 775
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/3/6
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Full description

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

Not visible on aerial photographs.


Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features, HD78, Map 6 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.

Small building above the Becka Brook, the first of two. It is 7.4 metre by 3.5 metres with a central division. Probable entrances in north-east and south-east corners. Walls are 1.7 metres thick and the corners are distinctly rounded. The building lies north-east to south-west along the hillside.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 18, Figure 1.2, Map 1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Building 5 is 8 metres long by 3.6 metres wide and is divided by an interior wall and has an entrance in the centre of the southern short side.


Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 11, 14, Figure 2 + 5 + 7 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

The Prehistoric settlement to the west of Holwell Tor was re-occupied in Medieval times. An isolated farmstead consisting of two rectangular buildings probably re-used elements of the Prehistoric enclosures particularly the circular stock pound. This larger building has two compartments.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Building shown on survey.


English Heritage, 2005, Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345602.

Building shown on survey with additional walls to the south-west and south-east.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Outline of building shown on modern mapping with a further curvilinear wall to the south-east.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, 1002529 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

The Medieval farmstead survives as a rectangular two celled building measuring up to 8 es long by 3.6 metres wide internally.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, 445108, SX77NW32 (Website). SDV359354.

Sub-rectangular foundations in settlement of Holwell Tor. A probable Medieval longhouse which sits parallel with the hillside contour. The internal dimensions are 8 metres by 3.3 metres and the dry stone walls which are clear in places survive up to 0.8 metres high. There is a possible central partition but this could be tumbled stone.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 18, Figure 1.2, Map 1.
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.
SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 11, 14, Figure 2 + 5 + 7.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #101341 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1002529.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 445108, SX77NW32.
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD78, Map 6.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV116203Related to: Enclosure north of the Prehistoric Settlement to the west of Holwell Tor, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV7406Related to: Medieval Building west of Holwell Tor, Ilsington (Building)
MDV7400Related to: Pound south-west of Holwell Tor, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV7399Related to: Prehistoric Settlement to the west of Holwell Tor, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2018 4:21PM