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HER Number:MDV132876
Name:Enclosure on Broad Down


A small rectangular enclosure of prehistoric date on Broad Down. It measures 6.3m by 9.5m with walls surviving to a height of 0.7m. There is no obvious entrance.


Grid Reference:SX 635 812
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68SW136
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1050316

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC (Between) to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6381/4, 277 (Aerial Photograph). SDV262361.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project, H. Riley (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(15/01/1996) A small, rectangular enclosure is situated on the right bank of the East Dart River, centred at SX 6358 8124. It lies on the edge of a clitter-strewn slope, close to the river. The enclosure measures 6.3m N-S and 9.5m E-W. The walls survive as one course of moorstone blocks, 0.7m high and 0.4m wide, with no obvious entrance. The western wall contains three large earthfast boulders. A possible internal division lies in the western end. (1).The enclosure is clearly visible on large-scale aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262361Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6381/4. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 277.
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown. H. Riley. [Mapped feature: #137380 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV132878Related to: Hut circle on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV6802Related to: Hut circle settlement south-east of Winney's Down Brook (Monument)
MDV132877Related to: Two hut circles on Broad Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:May 9 2022 10:13AM