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HER Number:MDV3775
Name:Routrundle South Pound, Walkhampton

Summary

The size and shape of the field is suggestive of an ancient enclosure which was appropriated at a later date as a small, ready-made newtake.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 552 717
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE53
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440181
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/35

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC (Between) to 409 AD (Between))
  • POUND (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC (Between) to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Griffith, F. M., 16/12/1988, DAP/JZ, 5-6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV241570.

National Monument Record, 18/04/1976, SX5571, SX5571/1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV272302.

Worth, R. H., 1943, The Prehistoric Pounds of Dartmoor, 282, Fig. 14 (Article in Serial). SDV320337.

Worth, R. H., 1947, Prehistoric Tavistock, 138 (Article in Serial). SDV341113.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4441-2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE53 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV272231.

(28/08/1950) Routrundle South Pound, area 0.296 hectares, located circa 185 metres south-west of the northern pound. Contains no hut circle. These pounds have been appropriated at a later date as small, ready- made newtakes.
The plan of this field is suggestive of an ancient enclosure and two circular cropmarks appear within it on aerial photographs although there is no trace of hut circles.

Worth, R. H., 1953, Dartmoor, 142, 153-4 plan (Monograph). SDV231148.

A prehistoric pound 600ft south west of a similar pound (SX 57 SE 52) (at SX 55257172). Now integrated with the present field system (Plan).

Royal Air Force, 1964, F62/58/6399, F6258/6399/044-45 (Aerial Photograph). SDV272301.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE53 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV276091.

(25/06/1980. A roughly oval field with diameters of 58.0 metres by 64.0 metres and a modern perimeter wall 1.5 metres high. There are no obvious footings of a previous wall but the plan and size (0.25 hectares) suggest that it is the fossilization of a prehistoric enclosure similar to that 250 metres to the north-east. Indicated on 1:2500 plan for archaeological records and on 1:10 000 MSD.

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

Visible and recorded.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 42, Map 45 (Monograph). SDV137656.

The present fields have been cleared but two of them at least preserve the ancient roughly circular shape of the prehistoric pounds which preceded them.

Watts, S., 23/12/2013, Routrundle Pounds (Personal Comment). SDV355385.

Both north and south pounds are similar in size and shape to Cornish rounds which are Iron Age/Romano British in date.

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. 42, Map 45.
SDV231148Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 142, 153-4 plan.
SDV241570Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 16/12/1988. DAP/JZ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5-6.
SDV272231Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE53. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV272301Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. F62/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. F6258/6399/044-45.
SDV272302Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 18/04/1976. SX5571. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. SX5571/1.
SDV276091Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE53. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4441-2.
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.
SDV320337Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1943. The Prehistoric Pounds of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback. 282, Fig. 14.
SDV341113Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1947. Prehistoric Tavistock. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 79. A5 Hardback. 138.
SDV355385Personal Comment: Watts, S.. 23/12/2013. Routrundle Pounds.

Associated Monuments

MDV12827Related to: Routrundle Farmstead, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV105688Related to: Routrundle North Pound, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2021 11:35AM