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HER Number:MDV4331
Name:Knackersmill Gulf prehistoric settlement

Summary

Small ruined enclosure with possible internal hut circle. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 635 648
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Knackersmill Gulf prehistoric settlement consisting of a small ruined enclosure with possible internal hut circle

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/74
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 4277-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1977, SX66SW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV155388.

Enclosure; very poor and fragmentary. (1950)
An irregular enclosure 25.0 meters by 20.0 meters on a gentle well-drained east-facing slope. Turf-covered walling 1.0 – 2.0 meters wide in a very ruinous condition. No trace of settlement or cultivation within the enclosed area. (1977)


National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6364, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV155390.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Visible and recorded.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 69-70 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Small pound with a single hut circle measuring 2.7 meters on its south western boundary. May be associated with an isolated hut circle approximately 150 meters to the south. Other details: Map 55, 3.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4277-8.
SDV155388Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1977. SX66SW2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV155390Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6364. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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. 69-70.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4236Related to: Enclosure and hut circles on Erme Plains (Monument)
MDV28119Related to: Possible hut circle on Erme Plains, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4309Related to: Stall Moor long stone row (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2016 3:53PM