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HER Number:MDV58424
Name:Enclosure north of Greator Rocks, Manaton

Summary

A small sub-circular enclosure on the gentle east slope of Houndtor Down 70 metres north-west of Greator Rocks.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 747 787
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77NW92
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/395
  • Old SAM Ref: 28786
  • Pastscape: 1044930

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 1405561a, 20/5/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Enclosure 100 metres north of Greator Rocks. Circular enclosure at SX74747873. Measures 18 metres by 14 metres. Rubble walls 2 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. Possible entrance to east. Later use: medieval field system.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 55; Fig 8.3 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Depicted by Butler.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape (Website). SDV360651.

Centred SX 74747874. A small sub-circular enclosure on the gentle east slope of Houndtor Down 70 metres north-west of Greator Rocks.
The feature possesses a level interior 17 metres east to west by 11 metres. Turf and stone banks on average 2.0 metres wide and 0.7 metres high mark the west, north and east sides while the southern edge is formed by a stoney scarp. There are no recognisable internal features and no obvious entrance though two gaps in its perimeter are used by a modern footpath.
A medieval or later field wall incorporates much of the western side of this enclosure. A further stoney scarp runs south-west from the enclosure and possibly marks an adjoining contemporary feature while a scarp to the south-east is probably related to the post-medieval ploughing in this area (citing Probert, S. A. J., Riley, H. M., 6/02/1995, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, HT9 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 30/06/2019. The main path from Hound tor down to Grea tor and then the River Becka disects this enclosure so there is heavy livestock and human traffic. 100% bracken inundation but was just able to make out the location of the enclosure banks. Photos X 2 taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, HT9 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 30/06/2019. Photos X 2 taken 1) west to east showing the path running through the enclosure. 2) North west to south east. 100% braken inundation but banks just visible as a shadow

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 1405561a, 20/5/1995.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 55; Fig 8.3.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. [Mapped feature: #112629 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. HT9.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. HT9.

Associated Monuments

MDV7509Related to: Field system on Houndtor Down, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 12:13PM