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Originator:RCHM APP 1985
Summary:Cator pound, widecombe. In his survey of widecombe made about 1750, dean milles describes 'a very considerable circle of stones on the n part of the western down on a farm called cator and on an eminence called whitehill'; he gives the diameter as 58 paces and says it consisted 'chiefly of large stones mowst of which rise about 4 feet above ye ground. This circle consists now of about 30 stones but there are spaces where several more stood, half the number are fallen; the rest are either erect or on their sides'. Vis=estimated -/-/1963 (french & linehan) examination of this site shows that the 'circle' is probably a ruined pound. There is an apparent entrance at its sw side from which a drift way leads towards the walla brook and the forest. A substantial reave runs at right angles from the drift way and forms the w side of the pound. The pound lies just n of the road from ponsworthy to bellever. Vis=4/4/1977 (greeves) remains of substantial prehistoric enclosure with probable remains of hut circle in centre. Evidence of double wall. Many of the surviving stones are very large. Smaller ones probably removed for wall building. W side of enclosure is incorporated into possible medieval boundary wall. Stones from enclosure probably incorporated in latter. The enclosure has definitely been 'cut' by the more recent wall (sketch on worksheet). Vis=incorporated into field boundary and containing ridge and furrow. Visible on 1977 nmr ap (rchm app 1985).

Associated Monuments (1)

MDV6009Cator Pound, Widecombe (Monument)