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HER Number:MDV25952
Name:Enclosure visible on aerial photograph, Dartmoor Forest


Enclosure visible on aerial photograph later identified as a natural feature


Grid Reference:SX 611 743
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SW163
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/166
  • Pastscape: 908207

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Unknown date)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 1890 1301 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 10th December 1946

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Partitioned enclosure visible and recorded. There are two elements, and there are fragments of attached banks at SX61197427 and between SX61197436 and SX61347448. There are three hut circles within this enclosure, one of which is incorporated into the wall of the enclosure, the other two being freestanding but attached to one another. These hut circles should be compared with those in the settlement to the east.

English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Shown as a 'X' on survey.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 908207, SX67SW163 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 3rd February 1988. The feature depicted and described at SX 61177430 are not visable on the ground. The area, located on a fairly steep east facing slope above an extensive settlement is covered by a thick peat layer and scattered stone spreads.
The aerial photographic marks could be caused by shallow erosion gullies and differential vegetation growth; they probably do not indicate the course of buried walling.
A silted, reed-filled gully which extends from SX 61237439 down the slope to the marsh at SX 61397447 is, like its neighbour probably the result of water erosion.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 1890 1301.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #13982 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 908207, SX67SW163.

Associated Monuments

MDV6221Related to: Settlement south-east of Round Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 27 2021 12:43PM