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HER Number:MDV25007
Name:Enclosure 500 meters east of Western Beacon

Summary

Small enclosure east of Western Beacon; part of a settlement consisting of at least three enclosures with associated hut circles. This settlement site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 659 577
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/291
  • 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.


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

Possible enclosure only visible on the Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photograph and not the later 1969 National Monument Record aerial photograph. This enclosure is located close to two hut circles 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., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under the Monument Protection Programme by previous Monument Protection Programme archaeologist. The site was not recommended for scheduling at this time.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1141-2.
SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
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: #84909 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV79124Related to: Enclosure 560 meters east of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV2917Related to: Hut circles in settlement east of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV25034Related to: Pathway on the eastern side of Uborough Moor (Monument)
MDV25006Related to: Possible enclosure 580 meters east of Western Beacon (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2016 3:08PM