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HER Number:MDV61488
Name:Enclosure 590 metres west of Horn's Cross

Summary

A solitary hut circle and sub-divded enclosure lie on the moderate north-east facing slope south of the confluence of Yonder Dry Lake and the O Brook. Enclosure measures 88 metres by 60 metres. Wall is 1.8 metres wide, 0.3 metres high and survives as an earthwork with occasional protruding orthostats.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 664 709
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 224
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/539/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 28773
  • Pastscape: 1072529

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152284 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(Visited 17/05/1999) (SX 6642 7095) Agglomerated enclosure forming part of a prehistoric settlement 590 metres west of Horn's Cross. Enclosure measures 88 metres by 60 metres. Wall is 1.8 metres wide, 0.3 metres high and survives as an earthwork with occasional protruding orthostats.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 192; Fig 60.13 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Butler's enclosure A (O Brook South). Bracken covered in the summer. Enclosure has a single small hut inside.


Probert, S. A. J., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

(Visited 13/01/1997) Centred SX 66427095. A solitary hut circle (see MDV61489) and sub-divded enclosure lie on the moderate north-east facing slope south of the confluence of Yonder Dry Lake and the O Brook.
The hut lies slightly north of centre of a sub-rectangular enclosure covering approximately 0.3 hectares. This is bounded by low stoney banks averaging 1.2 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. It is subdivided by a short length of walling which creates an ovoid pound of roughly 0.04 hectares on the extreme western edge of the settlement.
A further enclosure and three hut circles (SX 67 SE 225) lie downslope some 50 metres to the north (MDV61483).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. [Mapped feature: #119680 ]
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152284.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 192; Fig 60.13.

Associated Monuments

MDV61489Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Holne (Monument)
MDV103560Related to: Enclosure 300 metres south-east of the O Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 3 2019 4:13PM