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HER Number:MDV26347
Name:Enclosure 150 meters east of Sherwell, Corndon Down

Summary

Triangular-shaped enclosure east of Sherwell with one internal hut circle. Set within the Dartmeet parallel reave system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 680 748
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/284
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Area of triangular enclosure visible, although the internal hut circle is not discernable.


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

Triangular enclosure with one wall being a reave. One internal hut circle. Enclosure within present enclosed land and integrated into the parallel reave system (PRN 6030). Visible on 1980 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 128-9 (Monograph). SDV299725.

One of at least ten hut circles in the Sherwell prehistoric settlement, which consists of a number of fields within the reave system, many with a single hut circle built at the edge or corner.
Hut circle 3 is now a clearance dump and is closel6y surrounded by a triangular-shaped paddock. Other details: Map 15, 1.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.


National Monuments Record, 23/04/1980, SF1748, 384-6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 23/04/1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 384-6.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 128-9.
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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #85282 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV26345Related to: Hut circle 245 metres east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6455Related to: Hut circle 250 metres east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6456Related to: Hut circle 340 meters east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79783Related to: Hut circle 350 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79782Related to: Hut circle 385 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6484Related to: Hut circle 400 metres south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6457Related to: Hut circle 530 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79781Related to: Hut circle 550 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79780Related to: Hut circle 660 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 10:26AM