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HER Number:MDV50185
Name:Enclosures in settlement east of Leeden Tor

Summary

Group of four enclosures forming part of enclosed hut settlement. The largest survives as a rubble bank, 3.0 metres wide, 1.1 metres high, surrounding an area 150 metres north-south by 100 metres east-west. The wall was either never finished, or survives as a buried feature along its western side. Within the large enclosure, three smaller contiguous curvilinear enclosures and a number of short lengths of rubble walling have been identified. These enclosures defined by rubble walls, 1.5 metres wide, 0.5 metres high. Much clitter remains in interiors. Area has been extensively used for military training, and foxholes survive throughout area.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 716
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/17/16
  • Old SAM Ref: 22285

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 10806, 15/5/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Group of four enclosures forming part of enclosed hut settlement. The largest survives as a rubble bank, 3.0 metres wide, 1.1 metres high, surrounding an area 150 metres north-south by 100 metres east-west. The wall was either never finished, or survives as a buried feature along its western side. Within the large enclosure, three smaller contiguous curvilinear enclosures and a number of short lengths of rubble walling have been identified. These enclosures defined by rubble walls, 1.5 metres wide, 0.5 metres high. Much clitter remains in interiors. Area has been extensively used for military training, and foxholes survive throughout area.


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


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

Visited 21/04/2019 A very difficult section to locate features. Enclosure has so much clitter that it is difficult to determine what is bank or rubble in places but obvious in others


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

The enclosures in this settlement are depicted on the modern mapping and appear to match the remains that can be identified from the recent (2010/2015) aerial photographs, so are assumed to be fairly accurate.


Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

See designation record for full details.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape (Website). SDV362732.

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.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 10806, 15/5/1992.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117054 ]
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14306Part of: Hut circle settlement east of Leeden Tor (Monument)
MDV125998Related to: Hut in settlement east of Leeden Tor (Monument)
MDV125999Related to: Hut in settlement east of Leeden Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 5 2019 12:52PM