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HER Number:MDV79481
Name:Remains of an enclosure east of Avon Reservoir, Dean Prior


Remains of a prehistoric enclosure partly submerged in the Avon Reservoir. This is not distinguishable from aerial photography. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 679 653
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric envlosure, partly submerged, on east bank of Avon Reservoir

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 147, Map 57 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Prehistoric enclosure at 'Brockhill Foot East' 50.0 meters above the dam on a steep slope east of the reservoir. Most of the enclosure is below the surface of the reservoir and even at when the water drops in the summer it is never completely exposed. No hut circles have been located but the enclosure has a double-banked boundary wall. Appears to have been reused - a bank and ditch orientated towards the river from the north-west corner is a later addition making use of part of the enclosure and Butler believes this may be contemporary with the monastic homestead of the other side of Brockhill Stream.

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

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 147, Map 57. [Mapped feature: #128127 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV24705Related to: Reave at eastern end of Avon Dam Reservoir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 30 2020 12:54PM