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Pound at Newbridge

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: Pound at Newbridge

List entry Number: 1003295


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

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Widecombe in the Moor

National Park: DARTMOOR

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 26-Nov-1928

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: DV 149

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

Enclosure 490m north-east of New Bridge.

Reasons for Designation

The enclosure 490m north-east of New Bridge survives well and represents an unusual form of Dartmoor enclosure. Most Dartmoor enclosures are ditchless and the existence of a ditch strongly suggests the survival of an enclosure of historic date. Enclosures of this type are thought to be rare on the moor and it therefore provides a valuable contrast with earlier examples and will contain information concerning land-use in the period after the Bronze Age.


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This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 29 October 2015. 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 includes an oval enclosure situated on low lying ground below Leigh Tor close to the River Dart. The enclosure survives as a 48m long by 40m wide oval shaped area surrounded by a rubble and earthen bank standing up to 1m high. Beyond the bank is a ditch from which material was quarried during construction. This measures up to 4m wide and 1m deep and survives in places as a buried feature. There are opposing entrances on the north and south, although the northern one may not be original. The interior has no trace of structures although a few scattered boulders occur. The presence of the outer ditch strongly suggests that the enclosure is no earlier than Iron Age and indeed may have had medieval origins.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Butler, J, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, (1991), 120-1
PastScape Monument No:- 335303

National Grid Reference: SX 71384 71315


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