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HER Number:MDV8114
Name:Enclosure 250 meters south-east of Beckaford Farm


Part of a rectangular enclosure, possibly Medieval identified from aerial photographs, south-east of Beckaford Farm. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites, although the site has not been visited / confirmed through field visit.


Grid Reference:SX 762 793
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of prehistoric settlement north-east of Black Hill, hut circles, and associated banks and enclosures which may be medieval or later

Other References/Statuses

  • Dartmoor Non-designated Heritage Asset (Historical): NI Sites
  • National Monuments Record: SX77NE25
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445041
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/61

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1539 AD? (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX77NE25 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV315399.

Royal Air Force, 1964, RAF 58/6399, F61, 0012-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV225229.

(SX 76257931) Part of a rectangular enclosure; possibly Medieval. Appears similar to enclosures at SX 77 NE24.

National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX7679, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282185.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Part of a rectangular enclosure, possibly medieval. Settlement consisting of a rectangular enclosure and three hut circles (two of them attached to each other) is visible at SX76407940 on the edge of present moorland. The enclosure appears to have been part of the walled field system indicated on the Ordnance Survey 1:10560 map (revised 1960) south-east of Beckaford Farm.

Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites, 18 (Cartographic). SDV345607.

Prehistoric settlement south of Beckaford. 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

SDV225229Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. RAF 58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). F61, 0012-3. [Mapped feature: #137581 ]
SDV282185Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX7679. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3.
SDV315399Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX77NE25. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345607Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital. 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV26584Related to: Ditch north of Black Hill (Monument)
MDV119038Related to: Hut circles associated with enclosure south-east of Beckaford Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 24 2022 11:59AM