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HER Number:MDV75239
Name:Platform north of Bushy Knap

Summary

Level platformed area directly north of Bushy Knap mound approximately 50 metres by 35 metres and kidney shape in plan. Ditched between platform and mound. The earthworks are tentatively interpreted as part of the outworks a small motte and bailey of probable medieval date.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 131 011
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAwliscombe
Civil ParishBuckerell
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PLATFORM (Unknown date)
  • (Alternate Type) MOTTE AND BAILEY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR ST1301 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

A rectilinear earthwork platform was visible.


Hawken, S., 2001 - 2005, Bushy Knap and Buckerell Knap Report, 14 (Report - Survey). SDV342062.

Level platformed area directly north of Bushy Knap mound approximately 50 metres by 35 metres and kidney shape in plan. Ditched between platform and mound.


Hawken, S., 2004 - 2007, Two previously unidentified Motte and baileys within east Devon, 1 - 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV342118.

Motte and bailey positioned for space for single bailey and view-shed to the south coast, perhaps overlooking deer park. Not as defensive as Buckerell Knap.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2016-2018, The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV359463.

A roughly rectangular earthwork platform or terrace 95 by 45 metres in size was visible as an earthwork on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014, immediately to the north-west of the mound at Bushy Knapp. A steeply graded ditch 6 to 10 metres wide separates the platform from the mound.
The earthworks are tentatively interpreted as part of the outworks a small motte and bailey of probable medieval date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342062Report - Survey: Hawken, S.. 2001 - 2005. Bushy Knap and Buckerell Knap Report. Community Landscapes Project Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14.
SDV342118Report - Assessment: Hawken, S.. 2004 - 2007. Two previously unidentified Motte and baileys within east Devon. Community Landscapes Project Report: Exeter University. A4 Stapled + Digital. 1 - 2.
Linked documents:1
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST1301 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #102380 ]
SDV359463Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2016-2018. The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:2

Associated Monuments

MDV117867Part of: Motte and bailey at Bushy Knap, Buckerell parish (Monument)
MDV11509Related to: Mound at Bushy Knap (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4478 - Earthwork Survey at Bushy Knap
  • EDV7508 - The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Ref: ACD1228)

Date Last Edited:Mar 20 2018 4:15PM