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HER Number:MDV27765
Name:Natural feature north-east of Stannon Tor


Unlikely to be an archaeological feature; previously identified in the mid-1980s (from aerial photographs) as a possible prehistoric enclosure. Visits in 1989 were unable to identify any feature on the ground.


Grid Reference:SX 650 813
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68SE116
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/245
  • Pastscape: 917445

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) ENCLOSURE? (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 4363 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6581, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV250984.

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

Ovoid enclosure visible on 1947/1977 aerial photographs. Marked on map overlay.

Probert, S. A. J., 1989, Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV250987.

(Visited 7/3/1989) The enclosure, as depicted on the Aerial Photographic Unit transcription is about 60 metres north-south by 40 metres east-west. It cannot be seen on the ground, an area of short grass, reeds, and much surface stone.

Quinnell, N. V., 1989, Field Investigaton (Report - Survey). SDV250988.

(Visited 26/4/1989) Very uncertain indications on the aerial photographs rest, primarily, upon a curving cattle walk forming the eastern side of the "enclosure".

Sources / Further Reading

SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4363.
SDV250984Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6581. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1.
SDV250987Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1989. Field Investigation. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.
SDV250988Report - Survey: Quinnell, N. V.. 1989. Field Investigaton. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.
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.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2019 11:38AM