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HER Number:MDV132686
Name:Enclosure in settlement south of Assycombe Hill


Rectangular enclosure on the north side of the track to the south of Assycombe Hill and north of Statts Bridge with two hut circles on the south-west side


Grid Reference:SX 666 815
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68SE20
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 4430804
  • Old SAM Ref: 28744

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monument Record, 1977, SX6681, 4, 5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352768.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

Centred on SX66668146 is a cluster of 14 poorly preserved hut circles and a fragmentary enclosure on the southern flank of Assycombe Hill 1 kilometres west-north-west of the Warren House Inn.
The associated sub-rectangular enclosure is bounded by turf and stone banks up to 1.4 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. Its north-west side has been damaged by tin pits.
For detailed 1:2500 plan see RCHME Statts Brook survey. Further information on the hut circles is held in the archive.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 35-36, Map 26, Figure 26.2 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Assycombe Hill South settlement with some 16 small heather-covered huts. The only enclosure visible, about 30 metres by 18 metres, is associated with a pair of huts to the north of the track.

Historic England, 2022, National Heritage List for England, 1019224 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364675.

The monument, which falls into two areas of protection, includes a stone hut circle settlement situated on a gentle south facing slope overlooking the Walla Brook. The settlement includes at least one enclosure and 18 stone hut circles. The enclosure is situated within the northern part of the settlement and includes a 1.5 metres wide and 0.5 metres high earthwork bank with occasional large orthostats surrounding an area measuring 19 metres long by 15 metres wide.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 35-36, Map 26, Figure 26.2.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #136712 ]
SDV352768Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX6681. Unknown. 4, 5.
SDV364675National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2022. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1019224.

Associated Monuments

MDV6676Part of: Hut circle settlement south of Assycombe Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV61323Related to: Hut circle within enclosure south of Assycombe Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV61324Related to: Hut circle within enclosure south of Assycombe Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54587Related to: Tinners leat on Water Hill (Monument)
MDV54606Related to: Tinworks on Assycombe Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Apr 11 2022 12:23PM