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HER Number:MDV79060
Name:Fragments of an enclosure in settlement in Erme Valley, Harford

Summary

Enclosure formed by a single line of stones associated with two of the hut circles in the settlement in Erme Valley. Surveyed in 2019, condition good.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 638 641
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Part of enclosure shown on 19th century map.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 58, Map 54, Figure 54.17 (Monograph). SDV337765.

An incomplete enclosure at Quickbeam Hill West prehistoric unencloised hut circle settlement formed by a single line of embanked slabs linking huts 1 and 2. Butler shows the enclosure wall extending almost to hut circle 2 (MDV 79059).

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

Enclosure visible as a line leading from hut circle to the south (MDV 4325) northwards and then turning an almost right angle to the east, forming two sides of what may have been a roughly square enclosure.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Part of enclosure shown on modern mapping.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A small prehistoric enclosure on the moderate eastern slope of Erme Plains, 180 metres east of the River Erme, associated with a group of eight huts forming an unenclosed settlement (MDV4324). The enclosure is a rough rectangular stony bank, with only three sides remaining in place. It is attached to the north side of two hut circles, between which the southern bank of the enclosure is missing. The bank is now very denuded and spread, though several stones of its fabric remain in situ along the western half. The eastern half of the enclosure is now barely visible

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(Visited 10/02/2019) Some patches of reed/grass have accumulated where water pools in the interior of the houses and in the exterior ‘drip gullies’ and moss is growing over the stones of the walls. Overall condition good.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Site photographed during condition survey (10/02/2019).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 58, Map 54, Figure 54.17.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #118485 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4324Part of: Hut circle settlement in the Erme Valley, Harford (Monument)
MDV79059Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed hut circle settlement in the Erme Valley, Harford (Monument)
MDV4325Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed hut circle settlement in the Erme Valley, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jan 10 2020 3:26PM