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HER Number:MDV8057
Name:Pound north-east of Holwell Tor, Ilsington

Summary

Stock enclosure pound within the Prehistoric settlement to the north-east of Holwell Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 752 778
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/13
  • Old SAM County Ref: 451
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Circular feature shown as 'Hut Circle' on 19th century map.


Victoria County History, 1906, The Victoria History of the County of Devon, 628 (Article in Serial). SDV238214.

Enclosure pound north-east of Holwell Tor.


English Heritage, 1969-1989, English Heritage Records Office SAM Record (Un-published). SDV349864.

Pound north-east of Holwell Tor. The scheduled area contains a small part of the Rippon Tor parallel reave system with a circular Prehistoric enclosure and several hut circles. The enclosure is circa 30 metres diameter with marked lynchetting and on the south side is a fragmentary hut circle with interior diameter of 5 metres. North-east of this is a hut circle of interior diameter 6-7 metres. The walls are about 1 metre wide and 0.5 metres high with no clear entrance and some loose stone in the centre. Parallel reaves traverse the area on a north-west to south-east axis with subsidiary cross reaves.


National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX7577, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282979.

Photograph taken on 14th April 1977.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project, 1 (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Ovoid enclosure visible on aerial photograph.


Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features, HD71, Map 6 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.


Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 9, Figure 4 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Small ovoid stock pound within the Prehistoric parallel reave system settlement to the north-east of Holwell Tor.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Oval feature shown on survey.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, 445005, SX77NE10 (Website). SDV359354.

Oval enclosure on a north-west slope, built up to form a platform with a fairly level interior. Its perimeter consists of banked earth and stones averaging 0.7 metres high, with two gaps, either one or both of which may have been entrances. A number of stones form a poorly defined circle in the southern part of the enclosure and may represent a hut site. A field system bounded by fragmentary stony banks is apparently contemporary with the pound and huts. The pound survives in good condition with substantial walls of up to 2.5 metres thick and constructed from granite, now mostly turf-covered.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV238214Article in Serial: Victoria County History. 1906. The Victoria History of the County of Devon. Victoria History of the County of Devon. 1. Unknown. 628.
SDV282979Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX7577. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. 1.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic. 1.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 9, Figure 4.
SDV349864Un-published: English Heritage. 1969-1989. English Heritage Records Office SAM Record. English Heritage. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 445005, SX77NE10.
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD71, Map 6.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV26621Part of: Prehistoric Settlement north-east of Holwell Tor, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8089Related to: Hut Circle in the Prehistoric Settlement north-east of Holwell Tor, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV115871Related to: Hut Circle within Enclosure at Prehistoric Settlement north-east of Holwell Tor, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Sep 14 2018 3:13PM