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HER Number:MDV11803
Name:Features on east slope of Black Dunghill

Summary

Possible enclosure with hut circles identified from aerial photographs but not found during field survey. Possible that the visible marks, or some of them, represent the boundary of an old turf tye which has since become silted and peated.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 593 772
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 47
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/53
  • Pastscape: 439706

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1509, 427-8, 363-4, (Aerial Photograph). SDV262885.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Enclosure on east slope of Black Dunghill identified from National Monuments Record 1979 aerial photographs. Three hut circles attached to interior wall. Three hut circles freestanding within enclosure.


Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, 1995 (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Could not be found during field visit. Not recommended for scheduling.


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

The air photographs appears to show the cropmark of a rectilinear enclosure of about 80 metres by 60 metres at SX 59307732. It is situated on a steep slope (1 in 3) of the west side of the valley above the Cowsic River.
No enclosure is detectable on the ground, which shows evidence of hillwash and is covered with long grass. It is possible that the marks, or some of them, represent the boundary of an old turf tye which has since become silted and peated. Not surveyed at 1:10 000 (citing Quinnell, N. V., Ordnance Survey, 22/10/1979).
There is no ground evidence to suggest the presence of the feature described in 1985 (citing Probert, S. A. J., 11/07/1994 Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation, 8, Table 3 (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

439706: A cropmark enclosure visible on aerial photographs. Not found on the ground (included in list of sites previously recorded but not recorded in this survey either because not located, natural features, non-antiquities or duplicates).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. 1995.
SDV262885Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1509. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 427-8, 363-4,.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. 8, Table 3. [Mapped feature: #3678 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jul 31 2018 11:23AM