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HER Number:MDV50104
Name:Enclosure 170 metres north-east of Leather Tor

Summary

Irregular enclosure, 120 metres north-south by 76 metres east-west, defined by rubble wall 2.6 metres wide and 0.7 metres high on north, lynchets 2.0 metres wide, 0.8 metres high on east and west, and a 2.0 metres wide, 0.4 metres high reave on south. Five hut circles within and one attached to the outer north-east corner, where a boundary bank leads away downslope.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 701
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/324
  • Old SAM Ref: 20294

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130655, 02/06/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(SX 5640 7015) Irregular enclosure, 120 metres north-south by 76 metres east-west, defined by rubble wall 2.6 metres wide and 0.7 metres high on north, lynchets 2.0 metres wide, 0.8 metres high on east and west, and a 2.0 metres wide, 0.4 metres high reave on south. Five hut circles within and one attached to the outer north-east corner, where a boundary bank leads away downslope (see related records for hut details).
Compass survey by S. Gerrard and T. Greeves of the site dated 19/03/1992.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-70 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(25/04/2020 and 22/06/2020) Enclosure and huts visited and recorded in project. Condition assessed by volunteer recorder as good; although vegetation encroachment is affecting site. Cattle, sheep and ponies are free to roam over this ground, but appear to be causing little visible damage. Site lies in area of dense clitter and is covered In bracken. Due to bracken cover, the enclosure wall could not be detected.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photographed during July 2020 site visit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130655, 02/06/1992. [Mapped feature: #118787 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-70.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV50105Related to: Conjoined huts within enclosure north-east of Leather Tor (Monument)
MDV50617Related to: Conjoined huts within enclosure north-east of Leather Tor (Monument)
MDV50614Related to: Hut attached to enclosure north-east of Leather Tor (Monument)
MDV50615Related to: Hut in enclosure north-east of Leather Tor (Monument)
MDV50616Related to: Hut in enclosure north-east of Leather Tor (Monument)
MDV50618Related to: Hut within enclosure north-east of Leather Tor (Monument)
MDV50106Related to: Length of reave north-east of Leather Tor (Monument)
MDV50107Related to: TRIAL PIT in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Dec 4 2020 11:53AM