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HER Number:MDV25006
Name:Possible enclosure 580 meters east of Western Beacon

Summary

Small roughly circle feature visible on the 1947 aerial photographs east of Western Beacon, which may represent an enclosure. This site is part of a settlement included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 660 576
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of the early 20th century China Clay works at Redlake Mine and the associated railway, as well as prehistoric remains on Ugborough Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/290
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 1141-2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Indistinct enclosure visible on Royal Air Force photographs.


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

Possible enclosure seen only on the Royal Air Force aerial photographs (1946) and not the later National Monuments Record (1969) photographs, although this does not mean it has been destroyed. This feature is very close to existing field boundary and covers less than 0.1 hectares in area.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 22 (Monograph). SDV337765.

One of three small enclosures, with at least five associated hut circles, all of which are in poor condition. Much of the original wall stone appears to have been reused in the field wall directly to the east of the settlement. Other details: Map 53, 6.


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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1141-2.
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. 22.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #84908 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV25007Related to: Enclosure 500 meters east of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV79124Related to: Enclosure 560 meters east of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV2917Related to: Hut circles in settlement east of Western Beacon (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2016 3:08PM