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HER Number:MDV128057
Name:Large enclosure to the west of pound at Piles Corner, Harford


Large enclosure to the west of prehistoric pound at Piles Corner visible on aerial photograph


Grid Reference:SX 646 621
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SW48
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/17
  • Old SAM County Ref: 815
  • Old SAM Ref: 10530
  • Pastscape: 442318

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Robinson, R., 1986, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1986 (Un-published). SDV345664.

Site visted on 19th December 1986.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 46-7, Map 54, Figure 54.6 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Large retilinear enclosure of 0.63 hectares shown at 'Piles Corner South' to the west of the central pound. The lower border merges into the clitter within Piles Copse, suggesting the woodland is now more extensive than when the circuit was laid out.

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

North and south sides of enclosure visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Linear feature shown on modern mapping,

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442318, SX66SW48 (Website). SDV363416.

A wall, 1.5 metres wide and built of orthostats runs from the south-west corner of the enclosure, for 55 metres and terminates at a clitter-filled gully.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 46-7, Map 54, Figure 54.6.
SDV345664Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1986. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1986. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #127802 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442318, SX66SW48.

Associated Monuments

MDV4254Part of: Prehistoric settlement at Piles Corner, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Dec 5 2020 11:02AM