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HER Number:MDV54545
Name:Enclosure within field system on Shovel Down

Summary

A small roughly D-shaped pound situated on the gentle north-facing slope of Shovel down. A low stony bank measuring about 1.3 metres wide and 0.6 metres high which contains some massive earth-fast blocks, encloses an area roughly 22 metres in diameter. There is no obvious entrance or recognisable internal features. This pound is probably of prehistoric origin but is not directly linked to the Shovel Down Parallel Reave System in which it lies.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 656 861
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE123
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/283
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663
  • Pastscape: 889626

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 143961, 1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Enclosure on north slope of Shovel Down, at SX65648609. Simple circular enclosure of large granite orthostats. Width 1.8 metres, height 0.8 metres. Some of the boulders set on edge. Average height of wall 0.3 metres.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, Maps 36, 37 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Depicted by Butler on maps.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, (1991 survey data) (Website). SDV362732.

Centred SX 65638611. A small roughly D-shaped pound situated on the gentle north-facing slope of Shovel down. A low stony bank measuring about 1.3 metres wide and 0.6 metres high which contains some massive earth-fast blocks, encloses an area roughly 22 metres in diameter. There is no obvious entrance or recognisable internal features.
This pound is probably of prehistoric origin but is not directly linked to the Shovel Down Parallel Reave System (SX 68 NW 24) in which it lies (citing Probert, S. A. J., 15/08/1991, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

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. Maps 36, 37.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 143961, 1997.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112514 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. (1991 survey data).

Associated Monuments

MDV68273Related to: Reave on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6198 - Geophysical Survey on Shovel Down and Kes Tor

Date Last Edited:Feb 12 2019 12:17PM