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HER Number:MDV5692
Name:Enclosure 250 metres north of Glasscombe Corner, Ugborough

Summary

Rectangular enclosure visible on aerial photographs between the East and West Glaze brooks

Location

Grid Reference:SX 663 612
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric rectangular enclosure 250 metres north of Glasscombe Corner with low ruinous walls entirely destroyed on the east and north-west sides

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE114
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/25
  • Pastscape: 442099
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Robinson, R., 1978-1985, Ugborough Parish checklist (Worksheet). SDV141520.

Field enclosure length 78 metres, width 27.4 metres at 335 metres OD. Sited on the hill between East and West glaze, about 91 metres south of the cairn which stands on the summit. Rectangular in shape the south-east side has the appearance of a low reave; other sides are detected by lines of small stones and a slight elevation of the ground.

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1743, 72-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV161746.

Photograph taken on 9th April 1980.

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

Rectangular enclosure visible on 1980 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 93, Map 56 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Large rectangular enclosure of 112 metres by 34 metres. The surrounding bank is a typically prehistoric type of construction of double slabbed wall with rubble infill. Though now only 0.3 metres high and badly eroded with few stones in place it was probably never substantial and the slightly curved east wall has almost gone. The flat interior is undivided and there are no associated hut circles so its function is uncertain.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, 2002 (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under the Monument Protection Programme by previous Monument Protection Programme Advisor who did not recommend it for scheduling.

Cartographic Engineering, 2006, Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345590.

Visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442099, SX66SE114 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 2nd May 1979. On a south-east facing slope at SX 66366126 is a rectangular-shaped enclosure measuring 100 metres by 35 metres. The walls are low, spread and ruinous, up to 1.5 metres thick and 0.3 metres high, and have been entirely destroyed on the east and north-west sides. There is no obvious entrance; the interior may have been cleared but the hillside is relatively rock-free.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Not shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141520Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1978-1985. Ugborough Parish checklist. Worksheet. Unknown.
SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. 2002.
SDV161746Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1743. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 72-3.
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. 93, Map 56.
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #95658 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442099, SX66SE114.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5664Related to: Cairn above the south-west bank of the East Glaze Brook, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV28481Related to: Cairn above the south-west bank of the East Glaze Brook, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV130054Related to: Cairn north-east of Glasscombe Corner, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2021 12:25PM