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HER Number:MDV6294
Name:Enclosure within settlement north-east of Swincombe water intake

Summary

Small enclosure within settlement north-east of Swincombe water intake. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 637 720
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Central western section of the Bronze Age Venford Reave at Swincombe, with a number of attached hut circle settlements and enclosures, as well as an extensive Bronze Age field system, a cairn and a post-Medieval blowing house on Down Ridge

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 443304
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/51/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1980, SX67SW25 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV234066.

Small enclosure e is in fair condition and consists of granite slabs many of which are partly buried. Average wall width 1.5 meters, height 0.5 meters. Other details: Plan included.


Pattison, P., 1988, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV345866.

Feature E at SX63757205 is similar to B (PRN 6296) but situated in the angle formed between two enclosures. The northern cell is best preserved, measuring 4.5 by 2.7 meters internally with low rubble walls, mostly of earth-fast, medium-size stones, up to 1.0 meters wide and 0.3 meters high. The southern cell is fragmentary, with occasional stones defining and internal area 3.5 by 2.8 meters. Each cell is oval in plan.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV234066Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1980. SX67SW25. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345866Report - Survey: Pattison, P.. 1988. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6293Part of: Settlement 500 meters north-east of Swincombe water intake (Monument)
MDV6296Related to: Enclosure within settlement north-east of Swincombe water intake (Monument)
MDV6295Related to: Hut circle in settlement north-east of Swincombe intake (Monument)
MDV6297Related to: Hut circle in settlement north-east of Swincombe intake (Monument)
MDV6298Related to: Hut circle in settlement north-east of Swincombe intake (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2013 1:35PM