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HER Number:MDV26473
Name:Enclosure east of Badger's Holt


Enclosure to the east of Badger's Holt; set within the Dartmeet parallel reave system. Originating in the Prehistoric period and extending into the Medieval period


Grid Reference:SX 675 734
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
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

  • National Monuments Record: 1471954
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/268
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX67SE (Cartographic). SDV345957.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 124-5 (Monograph). SDV299725.

The remains of Prehistoric settlements on Yar Tor include Sites 1 and 3. Site 1 is the remains of a Prehistoric homestead reused in later times. A large hut of 9.5 metres diameter has some massive stones in the walls and opens onto a triangular enclosure. The wall opposite the hut is the reave reinforced with large slabs. A gap beside a cross-set slab near the south corner of this wall was the original entrance to the enclosure. The outer field to the west has been cleared of surface stone and was originally divided by a bank. The circular bank of a smaller hut of 6.5 metres diameter lies on the opposite side of the reave. Site 3 consistis of a short section of bank alongside a hut of 5.4 metres diameter and an arc of stones a short distance downhill. Later a bank and ditch was constructed nearby enlosing a well-cleared field Other details: Map 14, Sites 1 and 3.

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.

English Heritage, 2005, Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345602.

Several field boundaries shown. Map object based on this Source.

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

Several boundaries and fields shown. Map object based on this Source.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 1471954 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV347122.

Two incomplete conjoined enclosures on the south-west slope of Yar Tor, near Dartmeet, of probable Medieval date. The western enclosure appears to have been sub-circular and approximately 0.6 hectares. The second enclosure wall attaches to the north-west corner and follows a sinuous course to the south-east for approximetely 250 metres where it joins a Prehistoric enclosure. The boundaries comprise banks of up to 0.8 metres high with silted external ditches and some vestiges of a stone facing.

National Monuments Record, 23/04/1980, SF1748, 397-410 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

A possible enclosure comprising a curved bank crossing a reave and joining another reave of the reave system. Other banks extend from this bank to form an enclosed area. These banks are linked and may be associated with those at SX67607344. A hut circle occurs within this enclosed area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 23/04/1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 397-410.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 124-5.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital.
SDV345957Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX67SE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV347122National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 1471954. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6435Parent of: Hut Circle east of Badger's Holt (Monument)
MDV6436Related to: Enclosure 320 meters south-east of Badger's Holt (Monument)
MDV79772Related to: Hut circle 375 metres east-south-east of Badger's Holt (Monument)
MDV79771Related to: Hut circle in enclosure south-east of Badger's Holt (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 20 2016 11:50AM