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HER Number:MDV64118
Name:Enclosure with hut south-west of Venford Reservoir, Holne

Summary

A solitary hut circle and fragments of an associated Eenclosure 'E' (Butler) lie adjacent to the streamworking remains flanking the right bank of the west tributary of the Venford Brook. The field boundaries consist of low stoney banks around 1 metre wide and 0.3 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 679 705
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 233
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/547
  • Old SAM Ref: 22373.01
  • Pastscape: 1072669

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 187-9, Map 60, Figure 60.9 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Little remains of Enclosure 'E' at 'Venford Valley South farmsteads' which has been cut through by the Wheal Emma leat. There is a line of slabs on the west side of the leat and a low bank in contact with the single hut on the east side.

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

(13/01/1997) Centred SX 6800 7040: A solitary hut circle and fragments of an associated enclosure lie adjacent to the streamworking remains flanking the right bank of the west tributary of the Venford Brook. The hut possesses a level interior measuring 4.5 metres in diameter with walls 1.1 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. There is no obvious entrance. The associated field boundaries consist of low stoney banks around 1 metre wide and 0.3 metres high.

Ancient Monuments, 2000-2001, Enclosed prehistoric settlement and round cairn 880m south-west of Venford Reservoir Dam (Schedule Document). SDV153094.

Settlement includes at least four enclosures, of which this is the western. Includes a single hut and fragmentary lengths of orthostatic walling. Cut through by the Wheal Emma Leat.

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

Remnants of enclosure shown on survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV153094Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 2000-2001. Enclosed prehistoric settlement and round cairn 880m south-west of Venford Reservoir Dam. The Schedule of Monuments.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 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: #126710 ]
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. 187-9, Map 60, Figure 60.9.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV27271Related to: Hut with enclosure south-west of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Monument)
MDV6268Related to: Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 13 2021 12:10PM