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HER Number:MDV28111
Name:Fragmentary Enclosure 'C' 400 meters north-west of Dry Lake

Summary

Insubstantial D-shaped Enclosure 'C', either robbed or incomplete on the eastern side north-west of the Dry Lake Gulley, Harford Moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 638 638
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Group of Bronze Age hut circle settlements west of Quickbeam Hill, adjacent to the River Erme, consisting of three sets of enclosures, two conjoined, with over ten associated hut circles

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/201
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Feature shown on 19th century map.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6363, 6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV156571.

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

D-shaped Enclosure 'C' at Dry Lake North either robbed or incomplete on east side with no certain internal features. Covers about 0.2 hectares in area.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 53-55, Map 54, Figure 54.14 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Enclosure consisting of a single line of earthfast slabs; rather less impressive than the two enclosures to the south. This enclosure may have never been completed on the uphill (eastern) side. This enclosure may be associated with hut circle positioned just to the east (PRN 79069). Two other hut circles lie just to the north-east of the enclosure, which may be associated. Other details: Map 54, 13.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Feature shown on modern mapping.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Feature surveyed.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A small enclosure on Harford Moor, 130 metres east of the River Erme, which is part of a settlement containing other enclosures and nine hut circles (MDV 4291). The turf-covered stony walls are fragmentary and spread to 1.7 metres and mostly less than 0.2 metres high, but it may originally have formed a 40 metre by 30 metre D-shaped enclosure and several slabs and boulders remain in situ. It is uncertain whether the wall ever made contact with either of the nearby hut circles.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV156571Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6363. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 6.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 53-55, Map 54, Figure 54.14.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #123750 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4291Related to: Enclosure 'B' with hut circles 230 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79069Related to: Hut circle east of incomplete Enclosure 'C' north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV4292Related to: Hut circle north-east of Enclosure 'C' north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV4293Related to: Hut circle north-east of Enclosure 'C' north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2020 3:41PM