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HER Number:MDV4356
Name:Partial enclosure in settlement north of Downing's House


Partial enclosure with attached hut circle in settlement north of Downing's House. The south-eastern section of this enclosure appears to have been destroyed by peat-cutting.


Grid Reference:SX 637 631
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age settlement north of Downing's House on Harford Moor consisting of three enclosures and at least sixteen hut circles

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/94
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1977, SX66SW14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV155458.

One of two enclosures and 15 hut circles in poor condition. (1950)
An enclosure of which the south-eastern side has been destroyed by peat-cutting. It now measures 45.0 by 30.0 meters. No entrance is visible. Built on the outside of the enclosure is a hut. The huts extend between this enclosure and SX66SW/75. There is no associated field system.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6363, 2, 4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV156571.

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

The enclosure is visible, with one hut circle attached to its outer wall. Fourteen other hut circles are visible including those at SX63676329 and SX63716307.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 51-52 (Monograph). SDV337765.

This enclosure (A) is incomplete - the south-eastern section is missing. One hut circle is attached to the south-western corner of the pound, the diameter of which is 4.0 meters. Other details: Map 54, 10.

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

The fragment of enclosure and the main attached hut circle are clearly seen but it is possible that there may be more hut circles associated with this pound.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155458Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1977. SX66SW14. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV156571Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6363. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 2, 4.
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. 51-52.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91750 ]
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4332Part of: Hut circle settlement north of Downing's House (Monument)
MDV79061Related to: Circular enclosure in settlement north of Downing's House (Monument)
MDV28109Related to: Enclosure in settlement north of Downing's House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2013 2:52PM