Enclosure with hut circles east of Addicombe
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- South Hams (District Authority)
- National Park:
- National Grid Reference:
- SX 64960 58232
Reasons for Designation
Dartmoor is the largest expanse of open moorland in Southern Britain, and because of exceptional conditions of preservation, it is also one of the most complete examples of an upland relict landscape in the whole country. The great wealth and diversity of archaeological remains provides direct evidence for human exploitation of the Moor from the early prehistoric period onwards. The well-preserved and often visible relationship between settlement sites, major land boundaries, trackways, ceremonial and funerary monuments as well as later industrial remains, gives significant insights into successive changes in the pattern of land use through time. This is a well-preserved example containing hut circles and providing important insight into farming practices on the Moor during the prehistoric period.
The Dartmoor landscape includes many discrete plots of land enclosed by
stone walls or earth and stone banks, which acted as stock pens or protected
areas for crop growing. Some of them were subdivided to accommodate
hut dwellings for farmers and herdsmen. Many examples date to the Bronze Age
(c.2500-500BC) though earlier and later ones also exist. This enclosure lies
near the head of the small valley of the Addicombe stream, it is roughly
oval in shape and measures 25m by 50m and contains two hut circles attached
to the walls.
MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
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Devon County SMR SX65NE-009,
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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
End of official listing