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HER Number:MDV79774
Name:Enclosures 350 meters south-west of Oldsbrim

Summary

On level ground to the south of the Oldsbrim enclosed land are two hut circles with associated attached enclosures, which utilize elements of the Dartmeet parallel reave system. The enclosures, both approximate rectangles, have low stony walls, now mostly collapsed. The western enclosure covers an area of 0.11 hectares and contains a single hut built into the wall. The second enclosure is attached to the east side of the first and covers 0.9 hectares. A number of fragmentary enclosure walls to the south-east of the main enclosures may be associated. These are very feint stony lines and incorporate a small granite outcrop 60.0 metres south-east of the main enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 684 732
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442931
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE26 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV283334.

Extensive field system containing two hut circles.


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

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.


Newman, P., 2008, Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV347061.

On level ground to the south of the Oldsbrim enclosed land are two hut circles with associated attached enclosures, which utilize elements of the Dartmeet parallel reave system. The enclosures, both approximate rectangles, have low stony walls, now mostly collapsed. The western enclosure covers an area of 0.11 hectares and contains a single hut built into the wall. The hut survives as a stony ring with the inner lining visible in places. The interior is level and there is some tumble and a possible entrance on the south side. This hut measures 5.7 metres diameter internally with walls of 1.0 metre thick and up to 1.0 metres high.
The second enclosure is attached to the east side of the first and covers 0.9 hectares. The hut circle is attached to the interior of the north wall and comprises a stone and turf bank. The interior is level with some tumble and a possible entrance oriented south-south-east. This hut measures 5.8 metres in diameter with walls 0.7 metres high and 0.7 metres thick.
A number of fragmentary enclosure walls to the south-east of the main enclosures may be associated. These are very feint stony lines and incorporate a small granite outcrop 60.0 metres south-east of the main enclosure.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV283334Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE26. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #106576 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6444Parent of: Hut circles 360 meters south-west of Oldsbrim (Monument)
MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 4 2019 2:46PM