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HER Number:MDV14884
Name:Square enclosure south-east of Roundy Pound, Gidleigh


Square shaped enclosure attached to a reave with associated hut circles.


Grid Reference:SX 664 867
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/116
  • Old SAM Ref: 28714
  • Pastscape: 889774

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ormerod, G. W., 1864, On the Hut Circles on the Eastern Side of Dartmoor, 303, plate 20 (Article in Serial). SDV304174.

Ormerod noted the existence of the 'square pound' near Batworthy and approximately 75 metres south-east of the 'Round Pound'. Pound consisted of a walled quadrangular enclosure averaging nearly 25 metres wide and 30 metres long divided into five distinct courts of which two had entrances into each other and an entrance into a triangular outer enclosure. At single western entrance to triangular enclosure lay the remains of a hut circle. Evidence of two hut circles were also to be found within quadrangular enclosure. Most stones had been removed from this site. The author publishes a ground plan of the 'square pound'.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2082, 3286-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV295065.

National Monument Record, 1977, SX6686, 6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV274641.

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

An agglomerated enclosure is visible on the aerial photographs attached to a reave, containing two hut circles.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149113-5, 1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

No detail in record.

Probert, S. A. J., 1991, Castor Parallel System (Plan - measured). SDV229808.

Centred SX 66458678. Three hut circles situated within several small enclosures on the moderate north-west facing slope of Chagford Common, 100 metres south-east of Round Pound. The huts are all terraced into the slope and vary in diameter from 4.9 metres to 8.8 metres. There are no obvious entrances. All the huts are slightly ovoid and the diameters are averages for each hut.
The enclosures associated with these huts are incompletely preserved. Their boulder and block walls up to 0.6 metres high average 1.2 metres wide.
These huts and enclosures form part of a well-developed parallel reave system, surveyed at 1:2500.

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

Enclosure visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229808Plan - measured: Probert, S. A. J.. 1991. Castor Parallel System. 1:25,000. Digital.
SDV274641Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX6686. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 6.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149113-5, 1997.
SDV295065Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2082. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3286-8.
SDV304174Article in Serial: Ormerod, G. W.. 1864. On the Hut Circles on the Eastern Side of Dartmoor. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. 20. Unknown. 303, plate 20.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81372 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV59167Related to: Hut circle in square enclosure in Kestor reave system (Monument)
MDV59168Related to: Hut circle in square enclosure in Kestor reave system (Monument)
MDV59166Related to: Hut circle near square enclosure in Kestor reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 14 2016 10:14AM