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HER Number:MDV26080
Name:Bank meandering between rocks in prehistoric settlement between the River Swincombe and the Emma Leat

Summary

Bank meandering between rocks in unenclosed prehistoric hut settlement between the River Swincombe and the Emma Leat

Location

Grid Reference:SX 635 721
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Central western section of the Bronze Age Venford Reave at Swincombe, with a number of attached hut circle settlements and enclosures, as well as an extensive Bronze Age field system, a cairn and a post-Medieval blowing house on Down Ridge

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/267
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1969 - 1976, NMR SX6373, 1/144 (Aerial Photograph). SDV234379.

Photograph taken on 12th April 1969.

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

Short length of bank visible and recorded.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 209-210, Map 62, Figure 62.3 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Settlement '7' with at least 26 hut circles and a low rubble bank meandering between the rocks.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Sinuous line shown on survey within unenclosed prehistoric settlement to the east of the River Swincombe.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV234379Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1969 - 1976. NMR SX6373. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/144.
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.
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. 209-210, Map 62, Figure 62.3.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #127079 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26081Part of: Hut circle settlement east of Royal Hill (Monument)
MDV26139Related to: Fragments of reave (Monument)
MDV128938Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128942Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128949Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128952Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV6268Related to: Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2020 12:08PM