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HER Number:MDV34192
Name:Remains of an enclosure south of the Butter Brook Reservoir, Harford


Only fragments remain. Noted in the 1978 woodland survey. Not recommended for scheduling.


Grid Reference:SX 645 591
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE3
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 441262
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/177

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Roughly oval enclosure shown on 19th century map,

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1982, SX65NW3, Enclosure remains (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV148162.

(24/03/1950) The enclosure which is shown but not described on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch map is also very vague, having been disturbed during construction of water intake.
(14/10/1982) The features lie on a slight NW slope at around 263m OD. The huts at SX64585920 are within an area of mature conifers and have been destroyed.
The enclosure at SX64575916 is also affected and remains in part only. A hut circle is visible on the perimeter of this enclosure at SX64575914.
The remains of two other enclosures are visible in this area at SX64545912 and SX 64645921. Both have double-faced orthostatic walling and have been partially destroyed by the conifer plantation. The latter has a possible entrance gap on its east side, (See plan).
Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.

Everett, C., 1978, Archaeological Survey of Some Woodlands Within the Dartmoor National Park, 18, Map 15, BB4 (Report - Survey). SDV360464.

BB4 Bank SX 6458 5914 - SX 6459 5917. A smaller enclosure (than BB3) is crossed by the plantation fence. Its outline can only be traced for a few metres inside the fence, 22 metres on the south side and 13 metres on the northern side. It shows as a low mound set with stones. 2.0 metres base, 0.5 metres high. Probably associated with the prehistoric settlement. Map object partly based on this source.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2010, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, 2002 (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under the Monument Protection Programme by previous Monument Protection Programme Advisor who did not recommend it for scheduling.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Fragments of enclosure depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. 2002.
SDV148162Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1982. SX65NW3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Enclosure remains.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88222 ]
SDV360464Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1978. Archaeological Survey of Some Woodlands Within the Dartmoor National Park. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. 18, Map 15, BB4.

Associated Monuments

MDV34193Related to: Curved enclosure bank south-west of Butter Brook Reservoir, Harford (Monument)
MDV25311Related to: Enclosure south of the Butter Brook Reservoir, Harford (Monument)
MDV120061Related to: Hut circle south of oval prehistoric enclosure south of the Butter Brook Reservoir, Harford (Monument)
MDV2882Related to: Hut circles south of the Butter Brook Reservoir, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7427 - Archaeological survey of woodlands near Butterbrook Reservoir

Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2021 3:53PM