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HER Number:MDV64119
Name:Enclosure with huts south-west of the Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne

Summary

Fragments of an Enclosure 'C' (Butler) with three hut circles on the southern bank of the Venford Brook

Location

Grid Reference:SX 680 704
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 232
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/546
  • Old SAM Ref: 22373.05
  • Pastscape: 1072662

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.

Enclosure 'C' at 'Venford Valley South farmsteads' with three hut circles. The northern boundary has been destroyed by streamers and the southern boundary has become detached by the Wheal Emma leat.

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 6808 7043: Three hut circles and fragments of contemporary enclosures lie on the moderate north-facing slope above the right bank of the central arm of the Venford Brook. The huts are all terraced into the slope with level interiors in the range 2.5m to 4.7m in diameter. Entrances, where apparent are in the eastern quadrant.
The associated field boundaries consist of low stoney banks around 1.2m wide and 0.4m high. This relict field system has been disturbed by deep streamworks and later leats.
SX 6810 7043 Hut diameter measures 4.7m internally, with walls 1.4m wide, 0.5m high. Entrance in east.
SX 6810 7043 Hut diameter measures 2.8m internally, with walls 1.2m wide, 0.6m high. Adjoins above hut.
SX 6806 7043 Hut diameter measures 2.5m internally, with walls 0.9m wide, 0.4m high. Possible entrance in north-east.

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

(Part of) Enclosed prehistoric settlement and round cairn 880m south-west of Venford Reservoir dam.
Settlement includes at least four enclosures, of which this is the southern. Sits on southern edge of steep sided valley formed by tin streamworking. The northern part has been removed by this later streamworking, but the remainder contains at least three hut circles. Cutting through the southern part of the enclosure is a length of Wheal Emma Leat over which there is a small clapper bridge.

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

Remains of enclosure and hut circles shown on survey.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1020095 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The southern enclosure within the settlement sits on the southern edge of a steep sided valley formed by historic tin streamworking. The northern part of the enclosure has been removed by this later streamworking, but the remainder contains at least three stone hut circles. Cutting through the southern part of the enclosure is a length of the Wheal Emma Leat over which there is a small clapper bridge.

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: #126707 ]
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.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1020095.

Associated Monuments

MDV129723Parent of: Hut circle on the east side of enclosure south-west of the Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne (Monument)
MDV129724Parent of: Hut circle on the east side of enclosure south-west of the Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne (Monument)
MDV129725Parent of: Hut circle on the west side of enclosure south-west of the Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne (Monument)
MDV6379Related to: Oval enclosure with two huts south-west of Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne (Monument)
MDV6268Related to: Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 12 2021 12:24PM