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HER Number:MDV57425
Name:Fragmentary enclosure at Deadman's Bottom

Summary

There is no properly defined field system in the area around the huts MDV5118 but over some 5.0 hectares there are widely spaced and fragmentary rickles of stone. Seldom more than 10.0m long, these following the contours and seem never to have been longer than at present as if they represent clearance which never developed into recognisable fields or plots.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 607 668
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 NW 40
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/205
  • Old SAM Ref: 28787
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX66NW40
  • Pastscape: 441676

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX66NW40 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV152667.

(09/09/1978) There is no properly defined field system in the area but over some 5.0 hectares there are widely spaced and fragmentary rickles of stone.
These are seldom more than 10.0m long, are contour following, and seem never to have been longer than at present as if they represent clearance which never developed into recognisable fields or plots.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140550 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(09/05/1996) SX 6073 6687 Enclosure 80m north-west of Deadmans Bottom. Simple, sub-circular enclosure 80m north-west of Deadman’s Bottom. Measures 100m by 76m. Rubble bank wall 1m wide.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 50 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

(28/02/2002) Fragments of enclosure depicted on GIS survey layers. Not described.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. Map 50.
SDV152667Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX66NW40. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140550.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #128551 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5120Related to: Cist near Deadman's Bottom, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV5118Related to: Hut circles in settlement near the Langcombe Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2021 12:49PM