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HER Number:MDV103555
Name:Fragments of Prehistoric Enclosures at Gutter Tor, Sheepstor

Summary

Fragments of at least three Prehistoric enclosure walls including a hut circle at Gutter Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 578 668
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 117, Figure 49.5, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Prehistoric enclosure constructed among Guttor Tor rocks. A naturally clear area has been partly walled on three sides by filling the gaps between the larger boulders and the clitter below with loosely piled blocks. A single hut within the enclosure retains only the earthfast slabs in place.


Whitbourn, A., 2001, An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren, 13-19 (Report - Assessment). SDV360381.

Bronze Age site.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

A solitary prehistoric hut circle and fragmentary enclosures adjoin the eastern side of Gutter Tor.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape (Website). SDV360651.

Centred SX 57826689 is a solitary Prehistoric hut circle and several fragmentary enclosures adjoin the east side of Gutter Tor. There are traces of at least three contemporary enclosures utilising the two main piles of Gutter Tor and the smaller granite outcrops in the immediate area. They cover an area of approximately 0.2 hectares.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 117, Figure 49.5, Map 49.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped features: #112121 ; #112122 ; #112123 ; #112124 ; #112125 ; #112126 ]
SDV360381Report - Assessment: Whitbourn, A.. 2001. An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren. A4 Comb Bound. 13-19.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV122269Parent of: Prehistoric Hut Circle within an Enclosure at Gutter Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV14142Related to: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV79214Related to: Pillow Mound in Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV79217Related to: Pillow Mound in Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV14628Related to: Vermin trap, Ditsworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV3390Related to: Vermin trap, Ditsworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7551 - Ditsworthy Warren: An archaeological investigation
  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Jun 29 2018 1:37PM