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HER Number:MDV12984
Name:Enclosure with huts on Holne Moor, Holne

Summary

An oval enclosure 60 metres by 50 metres and 0.2 hectares which lies on a moderate, well drained north west facing slope at 330 metres above OD. The walling, a 3.0 metre wide turf covered bank of small stones. The entrance noted in the south-east side seems to be a relatively recent feature. A single hut lies within the enclosure. It possesses a level interior measuring 3.2 metres in diameter enclosed by low spread walls 1.3 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. There is no obvious entrance. A second hut lies immediately east of the enclosure. Though overgrown a level interior with a diameter of 3.5 metres is discernible with walls 1.3 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. Again there is no obvious entrance. The enclosure is obviously earlier than the parallel reave system in which it lies as are the huts which are smaller than those usually associated with reave systems.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 688 704
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 98
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/140
  • Old SAM Ref: 22370
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: sx67se98
  • Pastscape: 443143

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6870/1, 304-305 (Aerial Photograph). SDV153343.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX67SE98, SX67SE98, Plan (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV153342.

(07/07/1977) SX 6880 7045: An oval enclosure 60 metres by 50 metres and 0.2 hectares which lies on a moderate, well drained north west facing slope at 330 metres above OD. The walling, a 3.0 metre wide turf covered bank of small stones has an entrance 4.0 metres wide on the south-east side. It is integrated with a cross wall of the parallel reave system, (SX 67 SE 92). It contains the terrace and fragmentary remains of a hut circle internal diameter 3.5 metres. (not surveyed at 1:10 000).
Surveyed at 1:10 000 scale on PFD. Enlargement Survey at 1:1000 on 495.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Enclosure integrated with parallel reave system SX67SE/246/5. Appears to have a square enclosure in its centre attached to one wall by a bank. Visible on 1977 National Monuments Record aerial photographs.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 176-7, Map 59, Figure 59.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

A roughly circular enclosure at 'Venford Reservoir East' with three field boundaries attached. One hut circle '3' can be identified within the enclosure and another hut circle '4' outside to the east.

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

(18/04/1996) Centred SX 6880 7045: The dimensions of the enclosure are as described by the Ordnance Survey (1977). However the entrance noted in the south-east side seems to be a relatively recent feature. A single hut lies within the enclosure at SX 6883 7045. It possesses a level interior measuring 3.2 metres in diameter enclosed by low spread walls 1.3 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. There is no obvious entrance. A second hut lies immediately east of the enclosure at SX 6884 7044. Though overgrown a level interior with a diameter of 3.5 metres is discernible with walls 1.3 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. Again there is no obvious entrance. The enclosure is obviously earlier than the parallel reave system in which it lies as are the huts which are smaller than those usually associated with reave systems.

English Heritage, 2002, Scheduled Monument Notification (Schedule Document). SDV153341.

(16/11/2002) Within scheduled area. Prehistoric fields, settlements and cairn south east of Venford Reservoir forming part of the Dartmeet coaxial field system.

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

Enclosure shown on survey.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Enclosure shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV153341Schedule Document: English Heritage. 2002. Scheduled Monument Notification. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV153342Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX67SE98. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown. SX67SE98, Plan.
SDV153343Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6870/1. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 304-305.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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. 176-7, Map 59, Figure 59.1.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV129688Parent of: Hut circle east of enclosure on Holne Moor, Holne (Monument)
MDV129687Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure on Holne Moor, Holne (Monument)
MDV129703Related to: Cairn east of enclosure to south-east of Venford Reservoir within Dartmeet reave system, Holne (Monument)
MDV27685Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 11 2021 1:51PM