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HER Number:MDV129157
Name:Pound within settlement south of Middle Brook, South Brent


Pound on south side of settlement at Middle Brook central enclosure of medieval or later date


Grid Reference:SX 664 632
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE37
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/424
  • Pastscape: 441876

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POUND (Constructed, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Rectilinear feature shown on the south side of the enclosure shown on 19th century map

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 1890 2280-1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

photograph taken on 10th December 1946.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 106-7, Map 57 , Figure 57.5 (Monograph). SDV337765.

'Middle Brook Central enclosure' was disturbed by a sub-circular pound constructed in the southern part of the enclosure with a thin drystone wall.

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

Sub-circular feature shown on modern mapping on the south side of enclosure.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1004557 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Enclosures and hut circles at Petre's Pits Bottom. The southern enclosure is D-shaped with three sides defined by substantial walls up to 1.8m wide and 1m high and the fourth side formed by a steep scarp slope which was probably the result of tin working activity. A later drystone oval pound was inserted on the south side

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441876, SX66SE37 (Website). SDV363416.

A three-sided enclosure with an area of approximately 0.15 hectares. On the south side of the interior is a small rectangular structure built on to the main enclosure wall; its wall, consisting of roughly-heaped boulders, is 1.0 metre thick and 0.8 metres in height. The main structure is
evidently prehistoric but the rectangular building could be of Medieval or later origin.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 106-7, Map 57 , Figure 57.5.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 1890 2280-1.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #127368 ]
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1004557.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441876, SX66SE37.

Associated Monuments

MDV5782Part of: Enclosure on Old Hill, adjacent to Middle Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV25723Related to: Hut circle within settlement south of Middle Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129158Related to: Tinners' cache within settlement south of Middle Brook, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 7 2020 12:22PM