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HER Number:MDV126652
Name:Small rectangular building on the south-west side of Enclosure 'B' at Erme Pound, Harford

Summary

Small rectangular building on the south-west side of Enclosure 'B' (Butler) at Erme Pound

Location

Grid Reference:SX 637 655
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/76

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Constructed, Early Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1066 AD to 1932 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Small rectangular building shown on 19th century map in the south-west corner of the central enclosure at 'Erme Pound'. The building is in a D-shaped enclosure within a larger curvilinear enclosure to the east and south.

Hankin, C. F., 1977-1979, Harford Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV149931.

Site visited on 18th October 1978. Building of which there is now only a wall, had a 'gable' standing in Crossings time. Now 1.35 metres high, width (the interior width of the building) 3.1 metres. The length of the building is circa 6 metres meeting the west wall of Erme Pound. A passage like wall, 1.3 metres high, extends outwards from the south side entrance.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 73-4, Map 55, Figure 55. 6 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Small rectangular building shown in the south-west corner of Enclosure 'B' at Erme Pound. A hut circle shown against the western boundary.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Figure 12 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Probable shelter adjacent to the south-east exterior of the pound at SX6379265598. This is built from large, coursed granite boulders, using a drystone technique. The walls are 0.8 metres thick by up to 0.9 metres high and the internal dimensions are 5.5 metres by 2.3 metres. The entrance opening was is on the northern corner. The interior of the building is lined with a raised plinth, capped with flat granite slabs, creating seating of up to 0.7 metres wide.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Rectangular feature shown on modern mapping.

National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 441629, SX66NW25 (Website). SDV362732.

At SX63796559 a square building with stone seats used as a shelter for cattle drovers when the pound was in use.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 73-4, Map 55, Figure 55. 6.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #122371 ]
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441629, SX66NW25.

Associated Monuments

MDV13182Part of: Erme Pound Central Enclosure 'B', Harford (Monument)
MDV5109Part of: Erme Pound enclosed hut circle settlement, Harford (Monument)
MDV126601Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure 'A' at the east end of Erme Pound, Harford (Monument)
MDV5111Related to: Hut circle within Erme Pound settlement eastern Enclosure 'A', Harford (Monument)
MDV126629Related to: Northern hut circle within Erme Pound settlement eastern Enclosure 'A', Harford (Monument)
MDV126632Related to: Series of enclosures and possible hut circles on the south-west side of Enclosure 'B' at Erme Pound, Harford (Monument)
MDV126633Related to: Small D-shaped feature in the centre of Enclosure 'B' at Erme Pound, Harford (Monument)
MDV126630Related to: Two small enclosures and possibly three circles within Erme Pound settlement eastern Enclosure 'A', Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2019 3:08PM