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HER Number:MDV26983
Name:Settlement south of Blissmore

Summary

Prehistoric settlement on Cripdon Down to the south of Blissmore

Location

Grid Reference:SX 735 803
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric settlement on Cripdon Down to the south of Blissmore consisting of an agglomerated and partitioned enclosure of 3-4 elements, rectilinear in form

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/175
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR 1746, 240 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345449.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX78SW (Cartographic). SDV346261.

Agglomerated and partitioned enclosure of 3-4 elements, rectilinear in form, visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).
Aph=nmr sf1746/240(21/4/1980).


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 155 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Prehistoric settlement on Cripdon Down. Remains of a settlement consisting of two or three square fields and the foundations of a small building which may have been a round house. The rectangle to the south of 70 metres by 44 metres is much better preserved being enclosed by a line of slabs set within a bank and probably of prehistoric construction. Two parallel banks lead to the north side of it. In 1876 several huts were recorded which had already been demolished. Other details: Map 21, Site 4.


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

Prehistoric settlement south of Blissmore was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 83.


Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites (Cartographic). SDV345607.

Extent of settlement shown.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Aerial photograph shows western side of this feature following the stream.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 155.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345449Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR 1746. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 240.
SDV345607Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85538 ]
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346261Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX78SW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV26682Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Manaton (Monument)
MDV26633Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Moretonhampstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 15 2017 2:45PM