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Two square enclosures in Tenant's Bottom

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Two square enclosures in Tenant's Bottom

List entry Number: 1002840


The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Alton Pancras

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 29-Jul-1960

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: DO 435

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Monument

Two enclosures 640m south-east of New Barn.

Reasons for Designation

The two enclosures 640m south east of New Barn survive comparatively well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to their construction, date, function, longevity, agricultural practices, relationship with an earlier field system and overall landscape context.


See Details.


This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 19 January 2016. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

This monument, which falls into two areas, includes two enclosures situated within the steeply sloping dry valley of Tenant’s Bottom to the south of Rake Hill and overlooking the valley of the River Piddle or Trent. The two enclosures survive as rectangular enclosed areas the western measures approximately 33m long by 29m wide internally and the eastern is 36m long by 28m wide and both are defined by banks of 4m wide and 0.3m high with outer ditches of up to 3m wide and 0.3m deep. Both enclosures have single east facing entrances and there is a slight internal hollow just to the northern side of the entrance in the western enclosure. The enclosures lay within an area of Romano British fields but are thought to be medieval stock pens.

Selected Sources

PastScape Monument No:-199075

National Grid Reference: ST 69203 01556, ST 69322 01519


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