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HER Number:MDV5306
Name:Enclosure north of Snowdon Brook, Buckfastleigh


Enclosure with one hut circle north of Snowdon Brook. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 676 683
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Pupers Reave and Pupers Rock Cairn. Earthwork and stone remains of a Bronze Age reave, enclosure with hut circle and cairns across Buckfastleigh and Dean Moors bisected by 16th-17th century openworks on western side of Lambs Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/88
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66NE51 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV173629.

Enclosure with one hut circle. A single divided, sub-rectangular enclosure 65 meters by 35 meters built on the upper side of the reave. The walls are in poor condition. Hut circle diameter is 5.0 meters and there are the possible remains of another. No signs of cultivation could be identified.

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 429 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.

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

Partitioned enclosure attached to the western side of Pupers Reave, covering approximately 0.3 hectares. Three hut circles are visible and there is a possible extension of the enclosure, represented by three fragments of wall or bank on the eastern side of the reave.

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.

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

Enclosure and hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 429.
SDV173629Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66NE51. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94543 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV128543Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure north of Snowdon Brook, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV24766Related to: Enclosure with hut circles north of Snowdon Hole (Monument)
MDV5216Related to: Settlement north of Snowdon Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 18 2020 2:02PM