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HER Number:MDV6140
Name:ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Gidleigh


Settlement on buttern hill, containing 11 hut circles and fields.


Grid Reference:SX 655 890
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/25
  • Old SAM County Ref: 881H
  • Old SAM Ref: 34479

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Vis=30/7/1974 (os). An un-nucleated settlement comprising thirteen identifiable hut circles, with an associated field system, extending for 200m along the east side of buttern hill, between 1100 and 1300 ft. Contemporary field walling up to 0.5m high encloses approx 25 ha of hill slope, it has been severly denuded by modern stone clearance (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV273409.

Settlement on buttern hill, containing 11 hut circles and fields.

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV273411.

Vis=2/3/1971 (ancient monuments). One of 11 hut circles. Hut h. Built against field wall.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV273412.

Looks like a large hut circle cut by an existing field boundary on raf 1947 ap (rchm app 1985).

AM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV273415.

Part of a coaxial field system, prehistoric settlements and cairns on 'buttern hill'. The monument also includes a length of the 'bradford leat' (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV273416.

Worth, r. N. /tda/26(1894)304/the stone rows of dartmoor, part 3.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV273417.

Fox, a. /pps/20(1954)87/celtic fields and farms on dartmoor in the light of recent excavations at kestor.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV273418.

Aph=raf cpe/uk 2082/4385(19/5/1947).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV273419.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV273420.

Des=ancient monuments/(21/1/2004)/as above.

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Vis=estimated -/-/1893 (worth) crowded with remains of ancient enclosures and hut circles. The rectangular planning prominent in some of the buildings and in the enclosures, suggests a much later date than the more massive pounds. These enclosures are largely formed by boundaries of stone set on edge, connected where necessary by rough walling, now represented by fallen heaps. Several upright large stones scattered through the settlement which do not seem to have an obvious function, or relation to the settlement.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV273409Migrated Record:
SDV273411Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV273412Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV273415Migrated Record: AM.
SDV273416Migrated Record:
SDV273417Migrated Record:
SDV273418Aerial Photograph:
SDV273419Migrated Record:
SDV273420Migrated Record:
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2015 11:21AM