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HER Number:MDV24768
Name:Enclosure 540 metres south of Lud Gate

Summary

Remains of a small enclosure, probably originally ovoid, with one hut circle. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 683 667
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/232
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 402 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.


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

Small enclosure, probably originally ovoid, with one hut circle. Its eastern portion is lost in an area of mining and a field system.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 165-6, Map 58.3 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hayford enclosure. Remains of a small homestead. Area has been much disturbed by a series of pits and trenches outside the field walls which have shortened its boundary to a curved bank above the single hut circle. The circuit of the enclosure could never have been very substantial, a single line of slabs in a low bank, but the overgrown building opening to the south-east was originally a fair size; 7.2 metres in diameter. A second hut to the south-west was probably associated (MDV24780).
Only homestead so far known in the Dean Burn valley and now appears isolated from its neighbours; the nearest hut group being over a kilometre to the south-west.


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.

Hut circle and curved bank can be made out on the aerial photograph; matches Butler's representation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 402.
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.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 165-6, Map 58.3.
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 features: #84818 ; #84819 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV24781Related to: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of West Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV24780Related to: Hut circle on the eastern side of Hickaton Hill, West Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV24782Related to: Leat on Hickaton Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 26 2016 3:13PM