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HER Number:MDV8334
Name:ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Moretonhampstead


A ditched and banked enclosure surmounting a slight knoll.(os).


Grid Reference:SX 769 886
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/52
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Iron Age to Roman - 700 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

A ditched and banked enclosure surmounting a slight knoll.(os).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=10/11/1981 (os). No evidence of an enclosure. In a pasture field on a slight south west slope. The ap mark appears most strongly as a dark bank c 12m wide, roughly circular with an overall diameter of 70m, there is a slight indent in the s-w quadrant (entrance?). More evidence is required to be certain that it is significant, perhaps iron age hill slope enclosure.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296057.

Not visible on raf 1946 photos (rchm app 1985).

ADAS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV296058.

Vis=24/1/1995 (adas) very subtle circular earthwork on highest point of small spur extending n. C.50m across internally. Low spread bank 0.3m high max by 8-10m wide. No trace of ditch. Land periodically ploughed. Curvilinear hedge boundary to ne (adas).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296059.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV296060.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296061.

Des=adas record sheet/in smr.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV296057Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV296058Report - Survey: ADAS.
SDV296059Migrated Record:
SDV296060Aerial Photograph:
SDV296061Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM