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HER Number:MDV28087
Name:Enclosures and hut circle 250 metres south-west of Green Tor

Summary

Pair of semi-circular enclosures with one discernable hut circle south-west of Green Tor. The highest settlement on Dartmoor; the western sections of the enclosures have been destroyed by later streamworking.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 559 862
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and walling remains of Rattlebrook Mine, including late 18th century stamping mill, extensive streamworks on the Rattle Brook and prehistoric enclosures

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1063634
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NE/52
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV249021.

Agglomerated enclosure of two elements visible containing five hut circles, four of them attached (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV249022.

Aph=nmr sf1510/257(26/4/1979).


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 218, Map 43.5 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Pair of semi-circular enclosures with one discernable hut circle south-west of Green Tor. There may have been more huts and the site is very overgrown. The highest settlement on Dartmoor.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project, Probert, S. 02/08/1994 (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

Centred SX56008626. The partial remains of two enclosures and a hut circle above the tinners cliff on the left bank of the Rattle Brook 250 metres south-west of Green Tor. These features lie on the west edge of a small clitter field and the walls are formed from coursed boulders and upright slabs presumably removed from the enclosures during clearance.
The northern enclosure measures 55 metres north-south by 16 metres while that to the south, containing the possible hut is slightly larger at 70 metres north-south by 30 metres. The west margins of both enclosures have been destroyed by the medieval and later streamworks on the Rattlebrook. The hut circle lies at SX56018623 adjacent to the eastern wall of the southern enclosure. It consists of a roughly circular levelled area 4.0 metres in diameter, enclosed by a number of large boulders and slabs. There is no obvious entrance.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 218, Map 43.5.
SDV249021Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV249022Aerial Photograph:
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85947 ]
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown. Probert, S. 02/08/1994.

Associated Monuments

MDV28090Related to: Streamworks on the Rattle Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:Aug 31 2016 10:28AM