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HER Number:MDV103662
Name:Enclosure at the southern edge of Hamel Down


Enclosure with hut circle to the south of Hamel Down; similar size to Berry Pound 2 kilometres to the north.


Grid Reference:SX 715 779
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and walling remains of a Bronze Age enclosure on the southern edge of Hamel Down

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, Map 20, 4, pg 146-7 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Butler depicts and describes this enclosure, which is similar to Berry Pound (MDV8754) to the north but less well documented. This enclosure covers 0.4 hectares and the remains of one hut circle can still be seen, attached to the north-east wall. Built on a steep gradient, the entrance is no longer visible but was probably on the downhill side of the pound.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Enclosure with hut circle is visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Map 20, 4, pg 146-7.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63165 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV103663Parent of: Hut circle in enclosure on the southern edge of Hamel Down (Monument)
MDV8754Related to: Berry Pound on Hamel Down (Monument)
MDV26969Related to: Field system west of the East Webburn River (Monument)
MDV54718Related to: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 25 2016 2:58PM