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HER Number:MDV14308
Name:Enclosure 320 metres north-east of Sharpitor

Summary

Enclosure with one hut circle (MDV3763) attached to its perimeter wall. The interior of the enclosure measures 26 metres north-west to south-east by 20 metres north-east to south-west and is defined by a rubble wall averaging 1.0 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. A stone hut circle is built across the line of the western boundary wall (1992 survey).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 561 706
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 47
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/28/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 22271
  • Pastscape: 440161

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4441-2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.


National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX5570, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV272515.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE47 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV337205.

Survey of one complete enclosure with one hut incorporated in the walling, one length of walling incorporating three huts with a fourth attached, and eight freestanding huts whose diameters vary considerably.


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

Two enclosures are visible on the National Monuments Record aerial photographs, with fragments of a third to the south-east. The northern enclosure has one hut circle attached to its perimeter wall. The south-west enclosure has seven hut circles incorporated into its walls. The complex to the south-east consists of six hut circles attached to each other by lengths of walling. There are eight other freestanding hut circles scattered amongst these enclosures.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Oval enclosure forming part of a unenclosed stone hut circle settlement. The interior of the enclosure measures 26 metres north-west to south-east by 20 metres north-east to south-west and is defined by a rubble wall averaging 1.0 metre wide and 0.3 metres high. A stone hut circle (MDV3763) is built across the line of the western boundary wall.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 39, Map 45.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler as a much more rounded enclosure (A), with hut circle 1 attached to western wall. The boundary wall of this pound (0.05 hectares) is of very slight construction now, with many gaps, mainly a single line of slabs in a low bank, with a small hut on the perimeter.


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

Enclosure can be traced on the aerial photography.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Enclosure and hut are depicted on the base mapping, the southern part of which is reasonably accurate. The western and northern edge is less accurate when compared with 2015-17 serial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 39, Map 45.3.
SDV272515Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX5570. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 1992.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4441-2.
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.
SDV337205Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE47. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #116375 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3763Related to: Hut A attached to enclosure in settlement north-east of Sharpitor (Monument)
MDV48346Related to: Hut in settlement north-east of Sharpitor (Monument)
MDV48347Related to: Hut in settlement north-east of Sharpitor (Monument)
MDV49055Related to: Unenclosed hut circle settlement, Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2019 12:27PM