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HER Number:MDV5189
Name:Enclosure to the east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior

Summary

A roughly circular enclosure with eleven adjacent hut circles east of Huntingdon Cross and Ford. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 667 661
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE35 & 54
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/18/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 466

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, NMR SX6666, 9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV151758.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Enclosure shown on modern mapping.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Enclosure shown on 19th century map.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, 5220-1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147275.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66NE35, SX66NE35 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV151755.

Enclosure wall of turf and heather covered stones.

Ministry of Works, 1961, Enclosure and hut circles east of Huntingdon Ford (Schedule Document). SDV152916.

Enclosure, entrance gaps on both upper and lower sides. Interior is sloping and soil has built up on the lower side - no huts.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66NE54, SX66NE54 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV151754.

Enclosure 80 meters by 70 meters, 0.5 meters high with a double-faced wall. No hut circles inside, but two small terraces.

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

Aerial Photograph Project records: ‘Ovoid enclosure of 0.5 hectares with two apparent hut circles inside’.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 156, Map 57, Figure 57.23 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Enclosure 'A' at 'Biller's Pound' is surrounded by a substantial bank still 1.5 metres high on the downhill sides. Three hut circles are attached to the exterior of the enclosure. There are no substantial buildings within the pound but there are a series of curved banks up to 3.5 metres across against the perimeter wall. A row of three adjoining features occur along the north wall with a further one to the east and one in the south-east.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Richards, A. F., 2010, Enclosure (Personal Comment). SDV345928.

There is no evidence of there being any internal hut circles within the enclosure. The Aerial Photograph Project may not be entirely accurate in this instance.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147275Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5220-1.
SDV151754Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66NE54. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX66NE54.
SDV151755Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66NE35. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX66NE35.
SDV151758Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. NMR SX6666. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 9.
SDV152916Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1961. Enclosure and hut circles east of Huntingdon Ford. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 156, Map 57, Figure 57.23.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94126 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345928Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2010. Enclosure. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5188Part of: Hut circle settlement east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129282Related to: Building on the west side of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129280Related to: Enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV24760Related to: Enclosure visible on aerial photograph south-west of Hickaton Hill, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129276Related to: Hut circle to south of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129278Related to: Hut circle to south of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129279Related to: Hut circle to south of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129269Related to: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129270Related to: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129271Related to: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129272Related to: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129274Related to: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129277Related to: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV5190Related to: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV13187Related to: Tinners building built against enclosure, east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Building)
MDV129273Related to: Two hut circles to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 3 2021 11:01AM