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HER Number:MDV26374
Name:Oval enclosure within reave system on Holne Moor

Summary

The remains of an enclosure 21 metres by 15 metres constructed of boulders, rubble and earth to an average thickness of 1.5 metres and height of 0.4 metres. The entrance cannot be identified. Survey in 1996 suggested it may have been medieval or prehistoric, as its interpretation is enigmatic.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 679 717
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 101
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/365
  • Old SAM Ref: 22368
  • Pastscape: 443152

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC to 1539 AD? (Between))

Full description

National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6771/1, 66-69 (Aerial Photograph). SDV170240.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX67SE101 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV173481.

(Visited 02/07/1977) At SX 6796 7175 is the remains of an enclosure 21 metres by 15 metres situated at 330 metres OD on the flat top of a spur.
The enclosure is constructed of boulders, rubble and earth to an average thickness of 1.5 metres and height of 0.4 metres. The entrance cannot be identified. It is evidently prehistoric and can be tenuously linked to the local parallel reave system (SX 67 SE 92). Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.


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

Oval enclosure visible on 1977 aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 181, map 60.9 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Oval enclosure (21 by 16 metres) of unknown purpose. A curved wall partly divides the interior. No distinct traces of hut circles noted.


Probert, S. A. J., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

(Visited 25/04/1996) This feature is as described in 1977, though its interpretation is somewhat enigmatic. Though it lies within a parallel reave system it also falls within an area of medieval and later fields and could be linked to either. Joined to the enclosure by a low turf covered bank is the site of a small coffin-shaped structure roughly 3.1 metres long north to south and 1.3 metres wide at the north end tapering to 0.7 metres. It does not possess an identifiable entrance.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV170240Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6771/1. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 66-69.
SDV173481Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX67SE101. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. [Mapped feature: #119702 ]
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. 181, map 60.9.

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 6 2019 1:52PM