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HER Number:MDV6711
Name:Possible enclosure south of West Vitifer Tin Mine, Chagford


Possible enclosure visible as a cropmark on aerial photograph which may be part of the Bovey streamworking


Grid Reference:SX 678 825
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive area of tin streamworks on the River Bovey related to tin working and the medieval field system around Lakeland Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68SE76
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 443876
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/124

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC? (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 02/07/1964, F64 6399, 20-21 (Aerial Photograph). SDV244309.

Cropmark of part of a possible oval enclosure at SX 6784 8259.

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

Not visible on aerial photographs.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Triangular-shaped enclosure visible on aerial photograph.

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 27/04/2022 (Website). SDV364039.

[443876 / SX68SE76] (07/11/2002) Previous condition unknown. Bracken covered. Not visible on ground - probably small element of valley floor tin streamworking remains (S. Probert, Field Investigator's comments).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV244309Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 02/07/1964. F64 6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 20-21.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98371 ]
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 27/04/2022.

Associated Monuments

MDV27847Part of: Streamworks on River Bovey, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7505 - Boveycombehedd, Chagford: An Archaeological Investigation of a Diachronic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Apr 27 2022 2:34PM