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HER Number:MDV103566
Name:Enclosure north-east of Steeperton Gorge


Rectangular enclosure in an area of streamworks north of Steeperton Gorge. Precise date unknown. There is no building associated with this enclosure.


Grid Reference:SX 619 896
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of an extensive area of medieval or later tin working on both sides of the River Taw at Taw Marsh as well as Taw Marsh Bronze Age reave on South Tawton Common

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 967697

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

Probert, S. A. J., 2003, English Heritage Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV350802.

This feature remains as described.

Probert, S. A. J., 2003-2004, Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range (Report - Survey). SDV350801.

Centred SX61928963. This enclosure lies within extensive streamworking remains at the confluence of the River Taw and the Stepperton Brook. Internally it measures 13.3 metres north to south by 8.0 metres and is enclosed on three sides by coursed boulder walls 0.8 metres wide and up to 0.6 metres high. The western side is built into a heap of streamworking waste and comprises a revetment a maximum of 1.2 metres high. An entrance 1.3 metres wide with a single remaining gatepost is visible in the north western corner. The enclosed area is relatively flat and stone free. There is no building associated with this enclosure.
This feature is probably of 18th or 19th century in origin though no definite dating evidence exits.

English Heritage, 2005, Post-Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV350639.

Map object is based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350639Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Post-Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV350801Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2003-2004. Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.
SDV350802Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2003. English Heritage Field Investigation. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV17240Related to: Streamworks on River Taw on Metheral Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2013 2:43PM