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HER Number:MDV79186
Name:Enclosure in settlement east of Cholwich Town China Clay Works


Oval-shaped enclosure in hut circle settlement east of Cholwich Town Clay works.


Grid Reference:SX 590 623
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE111

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56SE111, SX56SE111 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV175932.

Visited on 2nd December 1977. Semi-circular enclosure above the newtake; double faced wall to south east, single to the south west. The west side consists of natural scarp and scatter of rock.
Visited on 17th April 1979. On a south west facing slope is a prehistoric type enclosure oval on plan and measuring approximately 60 metres by 30 metres. On the west side the enclosure is completed by a natural scarp and scattered rocks; elsewhere the wall is approximately 1.5 metres wide and up to 0.5 metres high with double facing and infill on the south east and single slabs and stones on the south west.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 175-6, Map 52, Figure 52.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Oval-shaped enclosure in settlement with associated hut circles east of Cholwich Town Clay Pits. Other details: Map 52, 1.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

'Enclosure' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 175-6, Map 52, Figure 52.1.
SDV175932Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56SE111. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX56SE111.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105988 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV79185Part of: Hut circle settlement east of Cholwich Town China Clay Works, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV131462Related to: Hut circle north of enclosure east of Clay Pit, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV29990Related to: Oval enclosure west of the Clay Works, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 19 2021 12:24PM