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HER Number:MDV6454
Name:Enclosure 240 meters north-west of Corndon Ford

Summary

Roughly circular enclosure on Corndon Down, north of Corndon Tor. Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 690 747
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442861
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/68
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1311-1312 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1958, SX67SE2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV282294.

An enclosure is clearly discernable here. It consists of a bank approximately 0.4 meters high, which is rather broken on the southern side.


Royal Air Force, 1964, F61/6399, 024-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282295.


Fleming, A., 1978, The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 1: South Dartmoor, 97-123 (Article in Serial). SDV235265.

Part of the dartmeet parallel reave system.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 1000 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Other details: Volume 5.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV347062.

At SX69007470 on a steep east slope is the remains of a sub circular enclosure measuring 58.0 meters in diameter with in part a boulder and rubble surround. A lynchet has formed on the lower side to a height of 0.9 meters and the upper side is partly accompanied by an outer ditch. Earlier double faced orthostatic walling probably connected to the reave system ends abruptly at the enclosure.


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

Enclosure incorporated into the Dartmeet parallel reave system and crossed by a cross reave. Visible on Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 95 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Enclosure depicted on Butler's map. Other details: Map 14.


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

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.


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


Newman, P., 2008, Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV347061.

An enclosure located on the steep eastern slope of Corndon Tor 220 meters north-west of Corndon Ford. The enclosure, although appearing to be a distinct sub-circular example has evidence of two phases. Remains of the earlier, probable prehistoric phase are evident from the lower half of the enclosure which is a semi-circular, turf and stone wall, now spread and which in places has formed into a lynchet. This may once have formed a complete circuit but the higher section was at a later date, probably during the medieval period, refurbished to become part of a wall bank with external ditch forming an irregularly shaped intake enclosure - one of several which extends up these slopes. From that time the lower section described fell into disuse. The total area of the prehistoric enclosure was 0.4 hectares and it contained no huts, probably due to the steepness of the slope.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1311-1312.
SDV235265Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 1978. The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 1: South Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 44. Unknown. 97-123.
SDV282294Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1958. SX67SE2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV282295Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. F61/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. 024-5.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 95.
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.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 1000.
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. [Mapped feature: #97607 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV347062Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 9:39AM