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HER Number:MDV66348
Name:Enclosure or field east of North Brimpts Mine


Sub-rectangular enclosure surrounding a smaller circular or ovoid enclosure incorporating a hut circle, overlain by the remains of the North Brimpts Mine, particluarly trial pits along the northern edge of the enclosure.


Grid Reference:SX 653 750
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/55/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 34461

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Visible on the aerial photographs.

Haythornthwaite, R. L., 1988, Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet, Princetown (Duchy Farms Survey), pg 25, number 14 on Map D1 (Report - Survey). SDV223270.

A rectangular field at SX65387502 of some 3 hectares formed by a low turf and heather covered stony bank 0.2 - 0.4 metres high and about 2.0 metres wide, but often no more than a vegetation line of darker heath. Probably associated with ovoid enclosure (number 7 on map).

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

An enclosure incorporating the remains of a hut circle. The hut is visible as a turf-covered stoney wall enclosing an area 1.5 to 2.1 metres wide. The walls stand to a maximum height of 0.5 metres.
Depicted on survey layer.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1021049 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Stone hut circle linked to a small circular enclosure sitting within a second, and much larger, sub-rectangular enclosure.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV223270Report - Survey: Haythornthwaite, R. L.. 1988. Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet, Princetown (Duchy Farms Survey). Agricultural Development Advisory Service. A3 Comb Bound. pg 25, number 14 on Map D1.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98097 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1021049.

Associated Monuments

MDV56397Related to: Brimpts North Mine (Monument)
MDV29155Related to: Hut circle attached to enclosure east of North Brimpts Mine (Monument)
MDV66358Related to: OPEN CUT in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66357Related to: RESERVOIR in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV56411Related to: Trackway at Brimpts Mine (Monument)
MDV56409Related to: TRIAL PIT in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2014 3:56PM