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HER Number:MDV57425
Name:Fragmentary enclosure to the north of Deadman's Bottom, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Fragmentary enclosure to the north of Deadman's Bottom. 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 10.0 metres 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 (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX66NW40, 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 Simple, sub-circular enclosure 80 metres north-west of Deadman’s Bottom. Measures 100 metres by 76 metres. Rubble bank wall 1 metre wide.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 148, Map 50, Site 3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Site '3' at Langcombe valley includes fragments of a boundary bank which curve to the north of Hut Circle '2' for a short distance and to the south of Hut Circle '1' for about 40 metres. If ever complete the rest of the circuit is probably buried beneath the turf.

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. 148, Map 50, Site 3.
SDV152667Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX66NW40. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown. SX66NW40.
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

MDV130868Parent of: Hut circle in settlement north of Deadmans Bottom, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV5118Parent of: Hut circle in settlement north of Deadmans Bottom, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV5120Related to: Cist north of Deadman's Bottom, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV5119Related to: Cist with ring cairn north of Deadman's Bottom, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jun 6 2021 10:44AM