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HER Number:MDV43608
Name:Enclosure east of an agglomerated enclosure south-east of Yealm Steps, Cornwood


Oval enclosure east of an agglomerated enclosure south-east of Yealm Steps of 18 metres by 16 metres with walls 0.5 metrses wide by 0.4 metres high


Grid Reference:SX 623 635
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SW102
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 901454
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/250
  • Old SAM Ref: 10853

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 187, 202, Map 52 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Ranny Brook E. is an enclosure at SX623636 with a possible hut circle. It seems to have been based on the river, though both ends of the boundary wall now terminate at the edge of the excavations. The still substantaial downhill perimeter contains some large slabs, but it tapers away on the slopes and the upper wall is breached in several places as a result of tinning activity. The stone free interior seems to be empty of any buildings, though a circular mound attached to the highest point of the boundary may be an overgrown hut circle.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1010805 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This enclosure lies on a south facing slope some 200 metres east of an agglomerated enclosure, which lies south-east of Yealm Steps and north of Ranny Brook. It consists of a bank of stone and earth 0.5 metres in width and 0.4 metres in height, encompassing an oval area 18 metres by 16 metres in length and breadth. This enclosure is near a concentration of enclosures and hut circles north of the confluence of Ranny Brook and the River Yealm.

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. 187, 202, Map 52.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1010805. [Mapped feature: #91777 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 19 2021 9:55AM