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HER Number:MDV28077
Name:Circular enclosure in field system on Wigford Down

Summary

Visible on the aerial photography within field system on the southern edge of Wigford Down. Another possible circular enclosure lies 37 metres to the north-north-east, associated with hut circle MDV40209.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 541 644
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze age parallel reave field system with hut circle settlements and cairns, plus deserted Medieval settlements with long houses and pillow mounds, on Wigford Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/119
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1979, SF1520, 112-115 (Aerial Photograph). SDV149521.


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

Two circular enclosures, are visible on the 1979 aerial photograph attached to boundaries of a field system (MDV2219). Two hut circles are visible between the two enclosures. The northerly enclosure appears to be the yard mentioned in settlement sx56sw/07.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 48.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler; in settlement section A on plan.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. Map 48.1.
  • Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. SF1520. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 112-115.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2219Part of: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2375Related to: Hut circle on south side of Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV40209Related to: Hut circle on south side of Wigford Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 11 2017 2:02PM