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

Summary

Settlement 'A' with three adjoining enclosures and five hut circles north of Snowdon Brook (Butler). This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

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

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE51
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/88
  • Pastscape: 441497
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSED HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 167, Map 58, Figure 58.4 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Settlement 'A' at 'Snowdon Brook North' with three com bined enclosures built on the upper side of the reave with spur walls probably the remains of two others. The boundary walls, apart from the reave, are mostly low banks of piled stones with a few earthfast slabs. Five huts in poor condition can be identified with one on the east side of the reave. The largest lies near the centre with the rest around the perimeter.

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.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441497, SX66NE51 (Website). SDV363416.

At SX 67646834 on a steep, well drained, east facing slope, just above clitter, at 360 metres above OD is a single, divided, sub-rectangular enclosure, 65 metres by 35 metres covering 0.2 hectares, and is built on to the upper side of a reave. The walls, about 1.5 metres wide and in very poor condition, are built of small boulders and occasional massive slabs. There is a Type II hut circle, internal diameter 5 metres, wall 1.2 metres wide, built on the line of the enclosure wall and the possible remains of a hut internal diameter about 3 metres diameter, in the west angle of the enclosure. The interior has not been cleared and there is no evidence of cultivation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 429.
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.
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. 167, Map 58, Figure 58.4.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #128145 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441497, SX66NE51.

Associated Monuments

MDV129625Parent of: Hut circle on south-east side of enclosure north of Snowdon Brook, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV128543Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure north of Snowdon Brook, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV129622Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure north of Snowdon Brook, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV129623Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure north of Snowdon Brook, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV129624Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure north of Snowdon Brook, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV24766Related to: Enclosure with hut circles north of Snowdon Hole (Monument)
MDV5216Related to: Hut circle Settlement north of Snowdon Brook, Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 3 2021 12:35PM