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HER Number:MDV113635
Name:Remains of wall of enclosure to the south-west of Venford Reservoir Dam. Holne

Summary

Remains of wall of Enclosure 'B' (Butler) with a hut circle to the south of Venford Reservoir.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 682 704
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 263
  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 278
  • Pastscape: 1087661
  • Pastscape: 1353904

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 187-9, Map 60, Figure 60.9 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Remains of Enclosure 'B' includes an arc of stones cut through by the Holne Moor leat at 'Venford Valley South farmsteads'. A single hut circle is in the centre of the remaining circuit wall.

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

(08/12/1996) Centred SX 6825 7044. A hut circle and fragmentary field wall lie on a slight shelf in the hillside to the south of Venford Reservoir. The hut at SX 6825 7042 is relatively small with an internal diameter of 3.5 metres and is terraced into the slope. There is no obvious entrance. A short section of contemporary field wall, 1.6 metres wide and 0.3 metres high, curves away north-east from the hut.

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

Section of enclosure wall shown on survey.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1020095 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The monument includes a stone hut circle and a length of boundary walling situated on a gentle north east facing slope on Holne Moor, overlooking Venford Reservoir. The stone hut circle survives as an earthwork bank surrounding a circular internal area measuring 4 metres in diameter. The surrounding wall measures 1 metre wide and stands up to 0.7 metres high. Leading north from the stone hut circle is a length of rubble walling measuring 1.3 metres wide and 0.6 metres high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. [Mapped feature: #126703 ]
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 187-9, Map 60, Figure 60.9.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1020095.

Associated Monuments

MDV129726Parent of: Hut circle at remains of enclosure to the south-west of Venford Reservoir Dam. Holne (Monument)
MDV25399Related to: Holne Moor Leat (Monument)
MDV113643Related to: Two clearance cairns south-west of the Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 12 2021 12:49PM