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HER Number:MDV6370
Name:Prehistoric settlement south of the Swincombe Intake

Summary

Settlement site adjacent to the Wheal Emma Leat, south of the Swincombe Intake with hut circles and the remains of associated fields. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 632 716
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age settlement comprising two hut circles and the remains of associated enclosures and fields

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/80
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Fox, A., 1969, Swincombe Survey, 6 (Report - Survey). SDV250998.

A small hut circle, 20 feet (6.1 metres) in diameter, the remains of a field 251 by 80 feet (76.5 by 24.4 metres) and indications of two others were noted at this settlement site. This is the uppermost prehistoric settlement in the valley, at 1050 feet above sea level.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1970 - 1977, SX67SW56 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV266211.

One good hut circle identified, with another possible hut circle and the remains of two or three associated fields.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Fragments of an agglomerated enclosure with two elements and two attached hut circles were noted from the 1947 Royal Air Force aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 210 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Swincombe Intake South East. Settlement with single-slabbed circuit walls which are overgrown and have been robbed in the past; possibly to build the nearby field wall. One enclosure with a single hut circle at SX63247161 (6.0 meters in diameter) is almost complete. Further sections of enclosure wall may have been part of another enclosure that included two hut circles (SX63277163 and SX63297162), measuring 3.2 meters and 5.5 meters in diameter respectively.


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

This settlement 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.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Map object based on this Source.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV250998Report - Survey: Fox, A.. 1969. Swincombe Survey. Unknown. 6.
SDV266211Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1970 - 1977. SX67SW56. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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. 210.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2014 2:43PM