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Monument Number 441408

Hob Uid: 441408
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Dean Prior
Grid Ref : SX6770065720
Summary : An enclosed settlement consisting of two adjoining enclosures. The first at SX 67806573 is ovoid in shape and contains three hut circles. The second at SX 67836569 post dates the first and also contains three hut circles. All features are believed to be of Bronze Age date.
More information : (SX 67716573) Enclosed Hut Groups (NR).
(Seven hut-circles shown). (1-2)

The settlement consists of 2 adjoining enclosures, and lies on a
gentle, well drained south facing slope at 370m above OD.

A: SX 67806573. This ovoid enclosure, 80m by 65m. and 0.5ha, has
walls, about 3m wide, constructed of large boulders, with two
probable original entrances, the west 2.0m wide and the north 2.5m
wide. Two other gaps are probably modern. The enclosure contains
three terraced type II hut circles, average internal diameter 6.5m,
walls 1.4m wide; one freestanding and one built on the line of
the wall, the other has a south facing entrance, 0.6m wide, marked
by jambs 1.2m high and is built against the wall.

B: SX 67836569: This enclosure, 40m by 35m and 0.1 ha, is built
onto and post dates enclosure A. The wall, about 1.4m wide, is
of double orthostat construction and has 2 gaps through which
the Abbot's Way passes. Three terraced type II hut circles, average
internal diameter 6.5m, walls 1.6m wide, are built on the line of
the enclosure wall and have entrances in the south quadrant.

All the structures are in fair condition.

1:10 000 survey revised on PFD. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1969
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Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : (RAF CPE/UK/2494 4115-6 11.3.48)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 04-JUL-77
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Enclosed Settlement
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 282
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 NE 20
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NE 20
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-07-04
End Date : 1977-07-04