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HER Number:MDV27941
Name:Alleged enclosure; unlikely feature


Fragmentary enclosure recorded from 1979 aerial in 1985 project. There was no trace of this feature found during MPP field investigation; unlikely feature.


Grid Reference:SX 641 916
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Fragmentary earthwork remains of a Bronze Age reave system on South Tawton Common, including hut circles and associated prehistoric enclosures

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX69SW140
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1409148
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/201

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) ENCLOSURE? (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

National Monument Record, 1979, SF1510, 346 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224088.

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

Fragments of what may have been one agglomerated enclosure of at least five elements and five hut circles.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2010, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

(Undated: 1996/98?) The County Sites and Monuments Record notes an unclassified enclosure on Cawsand Hill. There was no trace of it found during field investigation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV224088Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1979. SF1510. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 346.
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:May 11 2022 2:43PM