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HER Number:MDV116370
Name:Enclosures north of Prehistoric Settlement west of Emsworthy Rocks, Ilsington


Two adjoining Prehistoric enclosures 60 metres to the north of the Prehistoric settlement to the west of Emsworhty Rocks


Grid Reference:SX 747 772
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record (02/09/2016): 1202052

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to VII - 2200 BC to 700 AD)

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 17-18, Figure 1.1, Map 1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Small enclosure circa 60 metres north of Emsworthy north-west Prehistoric settlement. No huts have been found associated with this enclosure which is 16.5 metres by 20.5 metres. There are several gaps in its wall from which an extension curves away into the damp ground to the north and west.

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 11, Figures 2 + 6 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Two adjoining enclosures shown on plans to the north of the Prehistoric settlement west of Emsworthy Rocks.

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

Enclosure shown on survey with an adjoining enclosure to the north-west.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, 1202052, SX77NW101 (Website). SDV359354.

Two attached sub-circlular enclosures on the moderately sloping western side of Emsworthy Rocks in the Becka Brook valley. The slight earth and stone walls, which include in situ moorstone in their fabric are patchy with a maximum height of 0.6 etres by up to 1 metre in width. The western element has an area of 0.5 hectares and that to the east is 0.3 hectares. There is no apparent entrance and no visible hut circle.

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. 17-18, Figure 1.1, Map 1.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75692 ]
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 11, Figures 2 + 6.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1202052, SX77NW101.

Associated Monuments

MDV116374Related to: Enclosures north of Prehistoric Settlement west of Emsworthy Rocks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV7402Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement south-west of Holwell Tor, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Sep 2 2016 11:02AM