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HER Number:MDV62024
Name:ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Walkhampton


Two small enclosures attached to either side of the Great Western Reave. The walling is up to 1.4 metres wide and 0.7 metres high and composed of rubble with the occasional edge set orthostat.


Grid Reference:SX 560 712
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/185
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/185/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 34425(P)
  • Old SAM Ref: 34425(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description


Vis=est -/-/2000 (gerrard, s. ) two enclosures attached to the great western reave on walkhampton common (mpp).

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

Vis=4/8/1980 (os) at sx55987123 on a south west slope around 351m and attached to a reave are the remains of a settlement consisting of two enclosures and six hut circles. The northern enclosure lies in an area of erosion gullies, clitter and bracken and consists of low rubble and boulder walling 0.9m wide and 0.3m high. It is suboval in plan and measures 42m x 23.5m, the longer axis following the reave which forms the south east side. The south west end terminates on a hut which is built against the reave whereas the north east end terminates on the reave itself. Within the enclosure there is an upright slab. The second enclosure, of similar construction, appears to have been stripped out and only fragments of walling are visible. The six huts are of type 1 with level interiors and diameters averaging 2.7m. Their walling averages 0.6m wide and 0.3m high, with south west facing entrances visible on the north and south huts (os).

SURVEY DRAWING, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270790.

Group of four or more hut circles centred on the great western reave with associated enclosures drawn by os (survey drawing).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270791.

Two hut circles are visible and recorded at sx55987118 and sx55987111 (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270793.

Des=os survey drawing in parish file/(1982).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV270794.

Aph=raf 106 g/uk 1190/3269(24/2/1946).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270795.


Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV274013.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274014.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/3(1994)85;map 45.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274015.

Des=mpp/152604. Two small enclosures attached to either side of the Great Western Reave. The walling is up to 1.4 metres wide and 0.7 metres high and composed of rubble with the occasional edge set orthostat.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274016.

Des=gerrard, s. /(21/3/2000)/as above.

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

Visited 09/04/2019. Enclosures are in reasonable condition- were probably never in great condition - rubble construction

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV270790Migrated Record: SURVEY DRAWING.
SDV270791Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV270793Migrated Record:
SDV270794Aerial Photograph:
SDV270795Migrated Record:
SDV274013National Monuments Record Database:
SDV274014Migrated Record:
SDV274015Migrated Record:
SDV274016Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV28499Related to: Boundary stone standing within an enclosure attached to reave on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV15036Related to: Great Western Reave (southern section), Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV62021Related to: Hut in settlement along the Great Western Reave, Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2019 5:20PM