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HER Number:MDV51433
Name:Enclosure 710 meters north-west of Little Links Tor

Summary

Enclosure with associated hut circle(s) and stone alignment north-west of Little Links Tor. Enclosure consists of a semi-circular double-slabbed wall enclosing a small area open towards the river to the west. Up to two hut circles and a stone alignment are associated with it.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 541 875
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE AND SOURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/147/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 22333

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 217 (Monograph). SDV219155.

A crescent shaped double-slabbed wall is situated just beyond the tinner’s gully enclosing a very small area open towards the river. A single hut circle is attached to it on the north-east. Other details: Map 43, 1 (pg 151).


Gerrard, S., 1993, Untitled Source, 130932 (Un-published). SDV246040.

Site visited 21/4/1993. Interior of the enclosure measures 38 meters north-south by 35 meters east-west and is defined by a rubble wall up to 1.8 meters wide and 0.8 meters high. One hut circle lies within the n part of the enclosure, whilst the other is attached to a length of boundary wall leading east-north-east from the enclosure. An alignment of upright stones oriented from east-south-east to west-north-west leads from the south-eastern corner of the enclosure (see related monuments). Other details: 130932.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Semi-circular arc of stones visible on aerial mapping which is thought to be the location of this enclosure. This lies slightly further north than indicated by the scheduled area. Hut circle(s) and stone alignment not visible.


English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

This monument includes an enclosure, two stone hut circles and an alignment of upright stones situated on a gentle west-facing slope overlooking the River Lyd. The interior of the enclosure measures 30 meters north to south by 31 meters east to west and is defined by a rubble wall up to 1.8 meters wide and 0.8 meters high. One stone hut circle lies within the northern part of the enclosure, whilst the other is attached to a length of boundary wall leading east-north-east from the enclosure. Both huts are composed of circular stone and earth walls, 1.1 meters wide and 0.4 meters high surrounding an internal area measuring 4.2 meters in diameter. The alignment of upright stones is orientated from east-south-east to west-north-west and includes a 55.5 meter long single row of four upright stones standing 0.6 meters high. The nearest stone to the enclosure lies 32 meters east-south-east from the south eastern corner and the orientation of the alignment follows on from that of the enclosure's southern wall. The enclosure and alignment may be contemporary and the stones may represent a marking out of a second enclosure which was never completed.
The enclosure and alignment of upright stones 780 meters north-west of Little Links Tor survive well within an area containing a variety of archaeological monuments. The settlement contains archaeological remains and environmental evidence relating to the monument, the economy of its inhabitants, and the landscape in which they lived. As such, it provides a valuable insight into the nature of Bronze Age occupation on the north-west side of Dartmoor. The proximity of this settlement to rich tin deposits may mean that information relating to early tinworking may survive. (Description 1994). Other details: SAM UID: 22333.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 217.
SDV246040Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1993. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Unknown. 130932.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94005 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV125847Related to: Cairn in the Smallacombe Valley, north-west of Little Links Tor (Monument)
MDV51432Related to: Hut circle with enclosure north-west of Little Links Tor (Monument)
MDV51431Related to: Hut circle within enclosure north-west of Little Links Tor (Monument)
MDV51428Related to: Ring cairn 660 metres north-west of Little Links Tor (Monument)
MDV51434Related to: Stone alignment near enclosure north-west of Little Links Tor (Monument)
MDV27331Related to: Streamworks on the River Lyd north-east of Great Nodden (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2019 2:47PM