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HER Number:MDV2839
Name:Prehistoric enclosure east of Addicombe, Harford


Prehistoric Enclosure 'B' (Butler) to the east of Addicombe divided by a cross wall and with one external and two internal huts


Grid Reference:SX 649 582
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE29
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/9
  • Old SAM County Ref: 521
  • Old SAM Ref: 10617

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Enclosure shown on 19th century map.

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 1139-1140 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

Photograph taken on 10th December 1946.

National Monuments Record, 1976, SX6458, 2/238-239 (Aerial Photograph). SDV150513.

Photograph taken on 22nd April 1976.

Hankin, C. F., 1977-1979, Harford Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV149931.

East of Addicombe on west facing slope just south of the spring which supplies the Addicombe stream with water is an enclosure of irregular shape with diameter north to south of 25 metres and east to west diameter of 50 metres. The walls are earth and stone 1 - 2 metres wide and in places 1 metre high, but not complete. The site is covered with bracken in the summer.

Robinson, R., 1984, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984 (Un-published). SDV343082.

Site visited on 12th June 1984.

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

Kidney-shaped enclosure visible on 1976 aerial photograph containing two hut circles attached to the internal wall, the 1946 aerial photograph shows one hut circle and possibly two others. Two hut circles are close by.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1987, SX65NE29, SX65NE29 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV150511.

The easterly enclosure at SX64955823 is roughly diamond-shaped and appears to be divided into two by a possible wall running approximately between the two hut circles. Faint traces of what may be another hut circle appear in the north corner.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 18, Map 53, Figure 53.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Addicombe enclosures and cairns includes Enclosure 'B' which faces directly down the combe just above the deep tinners' excavation around the head of the brook. Tinners' pits continue across the interior and further disruption has been caused by tracks passing above the workings. The interior is divided by a cross wall beteen a pair of huts and a third free-standing hut of 4.7 metres diameter is found outside the enclosure to the west.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Enclosure shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1017609 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Enclosure with hut circles east of Addicombe. Roughly oval enclosure, 25 metres by 50 metres. Contains two hut circles attached to the walls.This enclosure lies near the head of the small valley of the Addicombe stream.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1139-1140.
SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV150511Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1987. SX65NE29. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX65NE29.
SDV150513Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX6458. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. 2/238-239.
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. 18, Map 53, Figure 53.1.
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117352 ]
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1017609.

Associated Monuments

MDV25309Parent of: Hut circle to the west of prehistoric enclosure east od Addicombe, Harford (Monument)
MDV128193Parent of: Northern hut circle in prehistoric enclosure east of Addicombe, Harford (Monument)
MDV128194Parent of: Southern hut circle in prehistoric enclosure east of Addicombe, Harford (Monument)
MDV3117Related to: Enclosure and hut circles east of Addicombe, Harford (Monument)
MDV13076Related to: Enclosure east of Addicombe, Harford (Monument)
MDV13075Related to: Enclosure with hut circle east of Addicombe, Harford (Monument)
MDV26421Related to: Possible hut circle east of Addicombe, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 3 2020 2:45PM