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HER Number:MDV78909
Name:Enclosure and Field System west of Poundsgate

Summary

Enclosure above Hockinston Tor. Structure on the summit is partly enclosed by a branch of the reave downhill. Ridge and furrow cross the level ground to the north enclosed by a bank and ditch and several clearance cairns are piled around the margins of this field.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 699 720
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of a Bronze Age enclosure and field system to the west of Poundsgate, Widecombe in the Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 700 BC (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 117-8 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Enclosure above Hockinston Tor. Structure on the summit is partly enclosed by a branch of the reave downhill. A bank circa 0.8 metres high encloses a roughly oval area of 26 metres by 19 metres which is kinked along one side. A 7 metres wide entrance faces south-east down the length of the ridge may be an original feature as there are not enough stones to fill the gap. The few earthfast slabs within the bank are consistent with a Bronze Age date. The lack of associated hutsas well as its summit position suggest a ceremonial rather than an agricultural function. Ridge and furrow cross the level ground to the north enclosed by a bank and ditch and several clearance cairns are piled around the margins of this field. Other details: Map 11, Site 3.


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

Prehistoric enclosures west of Poundsgate were consided for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 45.


Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites (Cartographic). SDV345607.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 117-8. [Mapped feature: #105716 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345607Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV26484Related to: Enclosures north-west of Brake Corner (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 9 2015 1:55PM