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HER Number:MDV6447
Name:Enclosure with two huts 270m south-west of Bench Tor, Holne Moor

Summary

Enclosure with two huts within the Dartmeet reave system on Holne Moor; overlaid or attached to a field boundary later reused / altered in the Medieval or later period when two fields with corn ditches were in use.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 689 714
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 29
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/62
  • Old SAM Ref: 22369
  • Pastscape: 442938

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4415-6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1958, SX67SE29 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV139784.

(25/04/1958) Two huts recorded. Aerial photo: extensive and irregular and rectilinear field systems to the north and north east of venford reservoir. Os cards record hut circle only.

West Air Photography, 1975, BT1711, 10 (Aerial Photograph). SDV289766.

West Air Photography, 1975, BT1712, 1-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169281.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX67SE29 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV140951.

(15/07/1977) Two enclosures and three huts centred at SX 6899 7148. The sub circular enclosure at SX 6899 7154 is integrated with a reave wall.

National Monument Record, 1977, SX6971, 1/54-63 (Aerial Photograph). SDV139785.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Large rectangular enclosure with a reave of the reave system SX67SE/244 crossing the middle. The enclosure is divided into two, the northern element containing hut circle SX67SE/65 and a smaller oval, enclosure SX67SE/421. The southern element contains hut circle SX67SE/64. Hut circles SX67SE/422 and SX67SE/371 lie just outside this enclosure, which is attached to another reave by two banks. Visible on the 1977 aerial photograph.

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

(18/04/1996) Centred SX 6900 7148. Four hut circles belonging to the Dartmeet parallel reave system (SX 67 SE 95) have been enclosed by two medieval or later fields on the crest of the ridge overlooking the right bank of the Venford Brook south of Bench Tor.
The huts originally lay within the well-structured parallel reave system which was disrupted in this area during medieval or later times by the creation of two irregular corn ditched enclosures which largely ignore the earlier pattern. The larger eastern field covers approximately 1.7 hectares and is sub-divided by a low stoney bank. The steeper western field of 0.7 hectares has traces of cultivation in the form of slight terraces in the west-facing slope. See related records for the huts.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV139784Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1958. SX67SE29. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV139785Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX6971. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/54-63.
SDV140951Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX67SE29. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV169281Aerial Photograph: West Air Photography. 1975. BT1712. Unknown. 1-3.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 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: #126019 ]
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4415-6.
SDV289766Aerial Photograph: West Air Photography. 1975. BT1711. West Air Photography. Unknown. 10.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV128494Related to: Fields on the right bank of the Venford Brook south of Bench Tor (Monument)
MDV128495Related to: Hut in enclosure 270m south-west of Bench Tor, Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV6449Related to: Hut in enclosure 270m south-west of Bench Tor, Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV27682Related to: Reave system south of Bench Tor, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2020 1:27PM