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HER Number:MDV26023
Name:Alleged enclosure; unlikely feature


Small sub-circular enclosure identified from 1947 aerial photograph. Fieldwork in 1989 failed to locate any such feature on the ground; unlikely identification.


Grid Reference:SX 622 712
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SW246
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 620365
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/239

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) ENCLOSURE? (Early Neolithic to Late Medieval - 4000 BC to 1539 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 3430 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

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

Small sub-circular enclosure visible.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit, M. J. Fletcher (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(12/03/1989) This sub-circular enclosure, identified from APs, was not located on the ground. The area on a SW slope is covered by rough moorland pasture and scattered large earthfast boulders.
Depicted on the APP transcription as an oval enclosure as an oval enclosure of maximum diameter 10.2m it is not visible on OS AP 75,300 130. RCHME AP not available for inspection.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3430.
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.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. M. J. Fletcher. [Mapped feature: #14029 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8628 - Tor Royal Farm Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Jun 10 2022 2:03PM