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HER Number:MDV19554
Name:Enclosure at Merripit Hill known as 'Three Chimleys'

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SX 655 801
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Post medieval enclosure known as 'Three Chimleys' and a pair of leats that appear to be associated

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/174
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Vis=20/10/1982 (greeves, t. ). Post-medieval enclosure in south-east corner of little stannon newtake measuring 60m x 50m contains "lazy beds. " in south-west corner, built against newtake wall are the apparent remains of a fireplace and possible building (worksheet).

GREEVES, PERS COMM APRIL 1983, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV277308.

Named three chimleys on 1983 drawing. This name discovered in conversation with elderly local inhabitants (greeves, pers comm april 1983).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV277309.

The enclosure is visible and recorded, but the lazy beds cannot be seen (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV277310.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV277311.

Des=dnp survey drawing 1:10560/(-/10/1982)/in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV277312.

Des=greeves, t. /middle merripit survey drawing/(-/2/1983)/in parish file.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV277313.

Aph=nmr sx6580/1.

English Heritage, 2005, Post-Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV350639.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV277308Migrated Record: GREEVES, PERS COMM APRIL 1983.
SDV277309Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV277310Migrated Record:
SDV277311Migrated Record:
SDV277312Migrated Record:
SDV277313Aerial Photograph:
SDV350639Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Post-Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82531 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27759Related to: Leats on Merripit Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 8 2017 10:13AM