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HER Number:MDV48890
Name:Enclosure 420 metres south-west of Beatland Corner, Shaugh Prior


Enclosure 420 metres south-west of Beatland Corner within medieval field system to north-west of Wotter


Grid Reference:SX 551 622
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/109/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Price, D. G., 1973, Ancient fields on Shaugh Moor, 91-2 (Article in Serial). SDV147593.

South-west of Hawks Tor is a large circle and an associated field with stone boundaries. Construction of a gun emplacement has probably destroyed the evidence for the extension of some fields in this group down to the Wotter road.

Collis, J., 1983, Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor, 53, Figures 2 & 4 (Article in Serial). SDV144058.

Enclosure 'C' at SX55126225, consists of a revetment wall on its east side of granite boulders 1.0 metres or more in length and cut into the hillside. Links enclosure and hut circle but is heavily robbed. North side is a low grassy bank. Lynchet at south end. Bank, circa 1.0 metres wide and 0.2 to 0.3 metres high obscured by medieval bank, links enclosure to main system to north, and further bank 0.6 to 0.7 metres wide and 0.1 metres high runs east then south incorporating cairns.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144058Article in Serial: Collis, J.. 1983. Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. A5 Paperback. 53, Figures 2 & 4. [Mapped feature: #129861 ]
SDV147593Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1973. Ancient fields on Shaugh Moor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 105. Unknown. 91-2.

Associated Monuments

MDV48885Related to: Cairn south of Hawks Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV48868Related to: Enclosure south west of Hawks Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV130515Related to: Hut circle south of Hawks Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV12950Related to: Hut circle south-west of Hawks Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2591Related to: Medieval field system north of Wotter (Monument)
MDV2590Related to: Shaugh Moor parallel reave field system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 21 2021 12:48PM