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HER Number:MDV13076
Name:Enclosure east of Addicombe, Harford


A small enclosure visible on the aerial photographs, recorded in the Harford parish checklist in the late 1970s and in the 1985 Aerial Photograph Project. Survives as a low stone and earth ridge. Closely associated to another enclosure with possible hut nearby.


Grid Reference:SX 649 584
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/141
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/9/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 521

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1139-40 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

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

East of Addicombe: 15 metres north-east of the enclosure at SX6496 5843 and on higher ground.
(Visited 25/5/1980). The outline of an enclosure whose walls have become almost levelled out and show as a low stone and earth ridge. Diameter east-west measures 14 metres; north-south 26 metres. The site is concealed by bracken in summer. Altitude 274 metres (900 foot contour).

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

Possible enclosure which appears very faintly on the Royal Air Force aerial photographs. Close to another possible enclosure (MDV13075). Area of enclosure is less than 0.1 hectares. Visible on 1946 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, Map 53 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Depicted by Butler on his map, to the north-east of MDV13075. No huts associated with this enclosure.

GetMapping PLC, 2015, 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV359717.

Earthern bank outline of this enclosure can be traced on the aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1139-40.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor). 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. Map 53.
SDV359717Aerial Photograph: GetMapping PLC. 2015. 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution). 2015 Aerial Photograph. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117349 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3117Related to: Enclosure and hut circles east of Addicombe (Monument)
MDV2839Related to: Enclosure east of Addicombe (Monument)
MDV13075Related to: Enclosure with hut circle east of Addicombe, Harford (Monument)
MDV13093Related to: Possible cairn situated 300 metres north of Addicombe Ruins (Monument)
MDV26421Related to: Possible hut circle east of Addicombe, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 1 2019 1:13PM