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HER Number:MDV75975
Name:Building north-west of Willestrew

Summary

Building shown on 19th century map to the north-west of Willestrew. An earthwork spoil heap and circular structure are visible here on aerial photographs and have been recorded as part of the Tamar Valley NMP project.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 431 782
Map Sheet:SX47NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMilton Abbot
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMILTON ABBOT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Unknown date)
  • SPOIL HEAP (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Three adjoining buildings forming a square shown on 19th century map to the north-west of Willestrew. Two tracks are shown running north and north-east from the building. Three mounds are shown around the building suggesting industrial activity.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Map object partly based on this Source.


Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, RAF 540/226/F10/5100-1 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

An earthwork spoil-heap and structure are visible. Map object partly based on this source.


Knight, S., 2010, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV345562.

Site visited on 14th October 2010. Building on platform with slate tiles and stone rubble in evidence. Scrub obscuring the site to be controlled under Higher Level Stewardship agreement. Other details: Photographs in HER.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

The spoil heap and circular structure likely represent demolition material derived from the house here.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345562Personal Comment: Knight, S.. 2010.
SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). RAF 540/226/F10/5100-1.
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV75978Related to: Field Boundaries north-west of Willestrew (Monument)
MDV75977Related to: Shaft north-west of Willestrew (Monument)
MDV75976Related to: Three Mounds north-west of Willestrew (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Feb 1 2016 1:01PM