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HER Number:MDV26489
Name:Medieval enclosures on Holne Moor

Summary

The remains of several medieval enclosures associated with a former longhouse within the compound enclosing Venford Reservoir.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 706
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 269
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/441
  • Old SAM Ref: 22368
  • Pastscape: 1089061

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, Map 60 (Monograph). SDV337765.


Probert, S. A. J., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 9 (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

Enclosures depicted on the survey.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345602.

The digital version of the 1997 survey shows the enclosures associated with this feature extending onto Holne Moor.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

Centred SX 68237064. The remains of a former longhouse and several contemporary enclosures lie in dense vegetation within the compound enclosing Venford Reservoir. The The longhouse is cut into the slope and is aligned east to west. Internally it measures 18.1 metres long by 4.7 metres with coursed boulder walls 0.7 metres wide and amaximum of 0.7 metres high. Traces of the cross passage lie slightly W of centre making the dwelling larger than the lower, shippon, end.
This building is adjoined by several walls which form small pounds or gardens. An L-shaped range of service buildings lie 50 metres to the north at SX 68257070 (citing Probert, S. A. J., Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation, 08/12/1996).

Sources / Further Reading

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. 9.
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. Map 60.
SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital. [Mapped features: #85318 ; #85319 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV115705Related to: Deserted farmstead south-west of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Building)
MDV6451Related to: Hut circle west of Venford Reservoir (Monument)
MDV115702Related to: Longhouse south-west of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Building)
MDV24755Related to: Medieval field system north and west of Gibby Combe, Holne (Monument)
MDV24759Related to: Medieval field system south-east of Venford Reservoir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2019 4:12PM