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HER Number:MDV47591
Name:Partial enclosure in settlement north of White Tor

Summary

Fragmentary enclosure wall to the north-west of the main enclosure north of White Tor. Two huts closely associated with another three possibly originally set within this enclosure. The visible evidence suggests that these enclosures post-date the construction of the reaves and the two small external enclosures have been added to the main enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 542 788
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NW 2
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/51/27
  • Old SAM Ref: 22201(P)
  • Pastscape: 439726

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Sainsbury, I. S., 1988, Survey of settlement north of White Tor, (22/4/1988) (Report - Survey). SDV227592.

The large enclosure attached to the west side of the settlement measures 50 metres north-east by south-west by 20 metres. Its rubble walling, now incomplete, is from 2.0 to 2.5 metres wide and from 0.2 to 0.5 metres high. It contains five hut circles which are all attached to the walls. An isolated hut lies between the reave and the southern part of this enclosure. These huts vary from 2.8 to 4.0 metres in internal diameter with walling up to 1.7 metres high. Within the enclosures there are a number of slightly levelled circular stones which may prove to be hut sites or working area.
The visible evidence suggests that these enclosures post-date the reaves and the two small external enclosures have been added to the main enclosure.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 4/2/1992 (Subsheet 27) (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Enclosure measuring 54 metres north-east by south-west by 26 metres north-west by south-east. Rubble wall 2.5 metres wide, 0.5 metres high. Stratigraphic relationship to remainder of settlement is unclear. For associated hut circles see related records, particularly MDV47592 and MDV47594.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 92-3, Map 31.8 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Partial enclosure depicted by Butler.


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

Fragmentary enclosure wall is visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 92-3, Map 31.8.
SDV227592Report - Survey: Sainsbury, I. S.. 1988. Survey of settlement north of White Tor. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. (22/4/1988).
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 4/2/1992 (Subsheet 27).
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #113196 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4162Part of: Hut Settlement north of White Tor (Monument)
MDV47592Related to: Hut 10 in settlement north of White Tor (Monument)
MDV47593Related to: Hut 11 in settlement north of White Tor (Monument)
MDV47594Related to: Hut 12 in settlement north of White Tor (Monument)
MDV47590Related to: Huts 8 and 9 in settlement north of White Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby

Date Last Edited:Sep 4 2018 12:16PM