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HER Number:MDV5840
Name:Enclosure

Summary

In archerton grounds, a pound of oval shape, planted with trees. Rowe saw traces of tracklines and ruins of a hut. Nine distinct hut circles within the area, and a large one close outside on the east. Vis=22/10/1953 (os). Camp, site of. The wood in which the site is placed is a mixed beech and conifer wood and is quite clear of under- growth. However there is no trace of any earthwork within it or round the edge of the wood. The pound walls falls 3.5m within the modern plantation wall. The pound wall is 2.0m wide and 0.4m in height. The composition of the wall is of turf covered rock stone. No trace of outer ditch, no hut circles or other signs of occupation are in the immediate vicinity of the pound remains, which are situated on a southern slope in close proximity to a water supply.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 637 791
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

In archerton grounds, a pound of oval shape, planted with trees. Rowe saw traces of tracklines and ruins of a hut. Nine distinct hut circles within the area, and a large one close outside on the east. Vis=22/10/1953 (os). Camp, site of. The wood in which the site is placed is a mixed beech and conifer wood and is quite clear of under- growth. However there is no trace of any earthwork within it or round the edge of the wood. The pound walls falls 3.5m within the modern plantation wall. The pound wall is 2.0m wide and 0.4m in height. The composition of the wall is of turf covered rock stone. No trace of outer ditch, no hut circles or other signs of occupation are in the immediate vicinity of the pound remains, which are situated on a southern slope in close proximity to a water supply.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263641.

Prowse, a. B. /tda/23(1891)311/the ancient metropolis of dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263642.

Rowe, s. /perambulation of dartmoor/(1848)173.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263643.

Osa=sx67nw10.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV263641Migrated Record:
SDV263642Migrated Record:
SDV263643Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV112073Related to: Archerton Farmstead, Chittaford Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2015 11:23AM