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HER Number:MDV13269
Name:Enclosure north of Treeland Downs

Summary

Enclosure and platforms from two hut circles north of Treeland Down. The remains are very faint and may have been robbed to build the nearby corn ditch. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 671 614
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Stone walls of a Bronze Age enclosure and hut-circle located to the North of Treeland Downs, South Brent

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/135
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Faint outline of enclosure visible on digital version of Royal Air Force aerial photography. Hut circles not discernable.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 3045-3046 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.


Robinson, R., 1978, Enclosure north of Treeland Down (Worksheet). SDV151031.

This pound lies on the open moor immediately north of Treeland Down and appears to have been slighted by the corn ditch bounding the moor. It is very low and can be easily missed altogether which may be due to the heavy robbing for the adjacent wall, and the two hut circles within are similarly little more than traces. Pound measures 50.0 meters along cornditch, 53.0 meters at right angles to this. Remainder on the south side wall missing. The walls are little more than a turf-covered drop in level with the occasional stones showing. Hut circles both are built against the pound wall (northern side) and are visible as recognisable hut platforms with the occasional stone showing. The diameters measure approximately 5.0 meters. The whole site lies on a gentle turf-covered east slope. Other details: Sketch plan included.


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

This enclosure is not very clear on Royal Air Force 1948 aerial photography. Contains one hut circle.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


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

Faint outline of enclosure visible on 2010 aerial photography. Hut circles not discernable.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3045-3046.
SDV151031Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1978. Enclosure north of Treeland Down. South Brent Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80839 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 7 2013 9:04AM