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HER Number:MDV3454
Name:Incomplete enclosures south of the River Plym

Summary

Two incomplete enclosures containing four hut circles and a rectangular structure. The enclosures cover an area measuring 104m north-south by 67m and consist of stony banks 1.8m wide and 0.3m high. The southern enclosure has been disturbed along its south-western margin by later tin workings while the northern enclosure appears to have been robbed for stone on the eastern edge. Three of the huts lie in the northern enclosure, while the southern enclosure contains a single hut at SX 5823 6580 and also contains a later pillow mound.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 582 658
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 73
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/146
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/146/10
  • Old SAM County Ref: 493
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24230(P)
  • Old SAM Ref: 10634
  • Old SAM Ref: 24230(P)
  • Pastscape: 438708

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1892, 14th Report of the Barrow Committee, 48 (Article in Serial). SDV237177.

Worth, R. H., 1902, 21st Report of the Barrow Committee, 140 (Article in Serial). SDV20971.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE73 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV152018.

(05/06/1950) The very fragmentary and ruinous remains of an enclosure, at Hentor. Three huts inside walls near entrance on upper east side. Outside the walls there are four other huts. The enclosure is resting on a stream.

National Monuments Record, 1976, SX5865, 1/434 (Aerial Photograph). SDV152032.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE73 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV152031.

(25/01/1979) On the east bank of Hentor Brook at 297m OD is an enclosed settlement centred at SX 5824 6580. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure 42.0m in diameter, with rubble walls which rest partly on a small river cliff. the walls average 2.0m thick and 0.6m high with no distinct entrance though a gap is visible on the north-east side. A small yard joins a hut and the outer walling at SX 5821 6580.
Two Type 1 huts lie within the enclosure. They average 4.5m in diameter internally with walling 0.7m high and 1.7m thick. The interiors are levelled and the entrances are south facing. Four other huts to the north of the enclosure are of Type 2 with internal diameters averaging 3.0m and walling 2.0m thick and 0.7m high. The interiors are levelled and the entrances are south facing. Two huts at SX 58216581 are conjoined, one with a porch. All are in fair condition.
There does not appear to be an associated field system in the area. (Type sites: 1, SX 56 SE 19: 2, SX 56 NE 71)
One pillow mound lies within the enclosure (SX 56 NE 13) and extending from the north side is some fragmentary walling which may represent a second enclosure.
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140401, MPP 140403-04 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(16/04/1996) at SX 5820 6578. Sub circular enclosure, measuring 40m by 38m. Defined by a 1.5m wide and 0.5m high partly faced rubble bank. Enclosure surrounds two hut circles and a pillow mound. A third stone hut circle is butted by the enclosure wall and a fourth is attached to its outer face. A further boundary wall leads in an arc north from this enclosure and although no longer complete may represent a secondary element within an agglomerated enclosure.
Possible second enclosure survives as two separate lengths of rubble boundary bank leading north from enclosure described above. The boundary bank forms a partially enclosed area measuring 80m by 75m which is open on the south-east side. This enclosure may either never have been completed, survive as a buried feature or been partly robbed. This boundary bank links four stone hut circles and a fifth lies within the area which may have been enclosed. If this feature is accepted as an enclosure it must have formed the second element to an agglomerated example. (1995 plan in parish file).

Pye, A., 1992, Archaeological Watching Brief on the ECC Lee Moor works leat corridor in the Upper Plym Valley, 7 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV165953.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 118-21; 49.7 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 208-9/102.817a, 210-11/102.819a (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

(15/01/2002) Centred SX 5824 6582. Two incomplete enclosures containing four hut circles and a rectangular structure. The enclosures cover an area measuring 104m north-south by 67m and consist of stony banks 1.8m wide and 0.3m high. The southern enclosure has been disturbed along its south-western margin by later tin workings while the northern enclosure appears to have been robbed for stone on the eastern edge. Three of the huts lie in the northern enclosure, while the southern enclosure contains a single hut at SX 5823 6580 and also contains a later pillow mound.

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

Visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 118-21; 49.7.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 208-9/102.817a, 210-11/102.819a.
SDV152018Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE73. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV152031Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE73. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV152032Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX5865. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/434.
SDV165953Report - Watching Brief: Pye, A.. 1992. Archaeological Watching Brief on the ECC Lee Moor works leat corridor in the Upper Plym Valley. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.60. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 7.
SDV20971Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1902. 21st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. A5 Paperback + Digital. 140.
SDV237177Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1892. 14th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 24. Website. 48.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140401, MPP 140403-04.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #124570 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3456Related to: Boulder pile within enclosure at Hentor (Monument)
MDV14547Related to: Building in hut circle settlement at Hentor Warren (Building)
MDV3457Related to: Hut circle in enclosure at Hentor (Monument)
MDV3455Related to: Hut circle within enclosure at Hentor (Monument)
MDV3459Related to: Hut in enclosure at Hentor (Monument)
MDV3460Related to: Hut with annexe in enclosure at Hentor (Monument)
MDV14549Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure west of Hentor Meadow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 3 2020 3:51PM