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HER Number:MDV3471
Name:Enclosure with hut north-west of Hentor Meadow

Summary

Small, sub-circular enclosure with a single hut abutting the enclosure wall on the north-eastern side. The enclosure covers an area 33m north-south by 20m and is bounded by a stony bank 1.5m wide and 0.5m high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 583 658
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 79
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/148
  • Old SAM County Ref: 493
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24230(P)
  • Old SAM Ref: 10636
  • Pastscape: 438726

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 3130 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Ordnance Survey, 1950, SX56NE72 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV162279.

(05/06/1950) SX 5840 65801 A small enclosure measuring 22.0m north-south and 34.0m east-west, walling 0.3m high, with turf and heather covered small stones composing the wall. No obvious entrance.
Hut circle on boundary of the enclosure measures 7.5m in diameter, wall height 0.4m. Visible on aerial photograph. Walling is of large stones covered with turf and heather; entrance to south-east.

National Monuments Record, 1976, SX5865, 1/432 (Aerial Photograph). SDV152032.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE79 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV162274.

(29/01/1979) To the north-west of a reave (SX 56 NE 123) on a slight north slope above the River Plym at 317m OD are the remains of an enclosed settlement (see related records). To the north-west is a small 'D' shaped enclosure 32m by 22m incorporating one hut. The walling of all the enclosures is mainly simple rubble 1.8m thick and 0.6m high though there are a few instances of double slab facing with infill. The only entrances now visible are three simple gaps in the main settlement wall, one in the east and two to the south-west. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

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

Enclosure with hut circle incorporated into east wall visible on the 1940s Royal Air Force aerial photograph. Short length of possible walling visible on the west side of the enclosure heading in a westerly direction. Area under 0.05 hectares.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140389 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(16/04/1995) SX 5839 6582. Sub circular enclosure, 28m by 20m. Defined by a 1.5m wide and 0.5m high double faced rubble wall. Enclosure wall abuts an earlier stone hut circle and clearly deviates to include this building within its circuit.

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, 213, 102.823a (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

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

(16/01/2002) Centred SX 5847 6581. Nine hut circles and two enclosures in two distinct groups separated by a post medieval bank and ditch (see related records).
Centred SX 5840 6583. A single hut abutting a small, sub-circular enclosure to the north of the later boundary. The hut possess a level interior 6.5m north-south by 5.2m with an entrance in the south side. The adjoining enclosure covers an area 33m north-south by 20m and is bounded by a stony bank 1.5m wide and 0.5m high.

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

Enclosure and hut visible on the aerial photography.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPHT-24 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(05/02/2020) Condition of enclosure assessed as good; some vegetation encroachment is threatening this site. The area is lightly grazed and the HER description of enclosures is accurate. Site is stable.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photographs taken during February 2020 visit.

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. 213, 102.823a.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3130.
SDV152032Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX5865. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/432.
SDV162274Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE79. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV162279Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1950. SX56NE72. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140389.
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.
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: #124591 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPHT-24.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV127765Related to: Hut with enclosure north-west of Hentor Meadow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 17 2020 10:35AM