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HER Number:MDV4964
Name:Enclosure in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries

Summary

Part of an agglomerated enclosure, this area surrounding two hut circles. Irregular enclosure wall that is in fairly good condition. This smaller north-western enclosure measures 36 metres east-west and 48 metres north-south predates the larger, south-eastern enclosure (MDV4965).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 567 729
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 41
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/86
  • Old SAM County Ref: 938
  • Old SAM Ref: 24108(P)
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX57SE41
  • Pastscape: 440143
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 02/07/1964, F62/58/6399, 042-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV272301.

Baring Gould, S., 1898, Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 99-103 plate 1 (Article in Serial). SDV337066.

Enclosures and hut circles, Yes Tor Bottom, Princetown. Six hut circles in an irregular enclosure, and five outside between the enclosure and the field on the west, which has in its north-east corner a single hut circle.

Worth, R. H., 1943, The Prehistoric Pounds of Dartmoor, 287-88 plate 29 fig 10 (Article in Serial). SDV320337.

Worth, R. H., 1945, The Dartmoor Hut Circles, 251 fig. 4 (Article in Serial). SDV246120.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE41 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV276070.

(25/8/1950) Group of 17 hut circles and an enclosure at Yes Tor Bottom. Two pounds enclosing 2.5 acres. The downslope sides are lynchetted with accumulations of up to 0.5 metres. The larger enclosure is an addition to the smaller enclosure of 0.5 acre. Contains five visible huts and a further two lie to the west in another possible enclosure (citing Ralegh-Radford?).

Ralegh Radford, C. A., 1952, Prehistoric Settlements on Dartmoor and the Cornish Moors, 64-65, 74, 82 (Article in Serial). SDV337080.

National Monument Record, 1976, SX5672, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV267145.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

An agglomerated enclosure of two main elements is visible on the 1964 and 1976 aerial photographs, containing six hut circles, one of them attached to an internal wall. Four hut circles are freestanding outside the enclosure.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 18-20, fig 44.2 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted and described by Butler. Despite numerous entrance gaps, the irregular enclosure wall if remarkably complete; unlike the remains to the west.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Enclosure is depicted on the modern mapping, which matches the 2015 aerial photographs and is assumed to be fairly accurate.

National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 1980 data (Website). SDV360651.

On a slope around 358 metres OD., are two conjoined enclosures with internal and external huts, in an area in which surface quarrying has taken place.
The small north-western enclosure measures 36 metres east-west and 48 metres north-south predates the larger to the south-east. Both have double faced orthostatic walling with rubble infill measuring 1.6 metres wide and generally 0.7 metres high. There are several entrance gaps but it is uncertain which are original features.
Within the enclosures are five type 2 huts and four similar ones are outside to the west. (citing Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Data, 29/7/1980).

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 22/04/2019 Banks are in good condition but area is becoming overwhelmed with molinia

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. 18-20, fig 44.2.
SDV246120Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1945. The Dartmoor Hut Circles. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 77. A5 Hardback. 251 fig. 4.
SDV267145Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX5672. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 2.
SDV272301Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 02/07/1964. F62/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 042-3.
SDV276070Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE41. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV320337Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1943. The Prehistoric Pounds of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback. 287-88 plate 29 fig 10.
SDV337066Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1898. Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 99-103 plate 1.
SDV337080Article in Serial: Ralegh Radford, C. A.. 1952. Prehistoric Settlements on Dartmoor and the Cornish Moors. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 18. Unknown. 64-65, 74, 82.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1980 data.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93545 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4965Related to: Enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4966Related to: Hut circle A in enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4967Related to: Hut circle B in enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4968Related to: Hut circle C in enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4973Related to: Hut circle F in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4975Related to: Hut circle G near enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4974Related to: Hut circle H near enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV57134Related to: Hut circle settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV62007Related to: Hut circle south-east of the enclosed settlement at Yes Tor Bottom (Monument)
MDV62006Related to: Stone-splitting pits at Yes Tor Bottom (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2019 3:34PM