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HER Number:MDV50905
Name:Pits in settlement east of Nodden Gate

Summary

A large number of stone splitting pits lie within the hut settlement 600 metres east of Nodden Gate. These pits vary in size but average 2.5 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres deep. Two stone hut circles [133137 and 133138; MDV4634-35] have been partly damaged by two of them. These pits were produced during the search and limited quarrying of surface stone within this area and extend beyond the settlement.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 535 862
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD AND BRIDESTOWE AND SOURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/9/17
  • Old SAM Ref: 24075

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIT (Constructed, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133144, 26/4/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

A large number of stone splitting pits lie within the hut settlement 600 metres east of Nodden Gate. These pits vary in size but average 2.5 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres deep. Two stone hut circles [133137 and 133138; MDV4634-35] have been partly damaged by two of them. These pits were produced during the search and limited quarrying of surface stone within this area and extend beyond the settlement.

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 133144, 26/4/1993. [Mapped feature: #31698 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4634Related to: Hut circle in settlement east of Nodden Gate (Monument)
MDV4635Related to: Hut circle in settlement east of Nodden Gate (Monument)
MDV4633Related to: Hut circle settlement east of Nodden Gate (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 30 2018 12:12PM