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Multi-periodSite Name: Narrator Brookhead Enclosure Alternative Name: Hingston Hill Settlement
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Sheepstor
Map Ref: SX5911369471
Latitude: 50.508037N  Longitude: 3.988245W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
5

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Narrator Brookhead Enclosure
Narrator Brookhead Enclosure submitted by TheCaptain : There is an opening in the southeastern part of the walling, marked with large upright slabs, and facing directly towards the large cairn. (Vote or comment on this photo)
This is an oval shaped enclosure, approximately 50m by 30m which is defined by large stone walls, which nowadays make up a fallen structure about 3 metres wide by up to a metre high. Many upright stones can be seen within the walled structure.

There is an opening in the southeastern part of the walling, marked with large upright slabs, and facing directly towards the large cairn.

Update November 2019: This settlement is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website - see their entry for the Hingston Hill Enclosed Settlement, which tells us this is a circular enclosure whose wall consists of large stones with an entrance marked by a slab … which extends through the thickness of the wall.

The enclosure is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 438586, as MDV3425 (Enclosure east of Down Tor, 740m north east of Combshead Tor), and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1019859 (Enclosure east of Down Tor, 740m north east of Combshead Tor).
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Narrator Brookhead Enclosure
Narrator Brookhead Enclosure submitted by TheCaptain : This is an oval shaped enclosure, approximately 50m by 30m which is defined by large stone walls, which nowadays make up a fallen structure about 3 metres wide by up to a metre high. Many upright stones can be seen within the walled structure. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Narrator Brookhead Enclosure
Narrator Brookhead Enclosure submitted by jeffrep : Narrator Brookhead Enclosure, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Narrator Brookhead Enclosure
Narrator Brookhead Enclosure submitted by SandyG : A circular enclosure formed by large stones and rubble is almost certainly prehistoric and possibly associated with the stone row. It is tempting to think of it as upland variation on a henge, although the possibility that it represents an animal enclosure cannot be discounted. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Narrator Brookhead Enclosure
Narrator Brookhead Enclosure submitted by Bladup : Narrator Brookhead Enclosure (Vote or comment on this photo)

Narrator Brookhead Enclosure
Narrator Brookhead Enclosure submitted by Bladup : Narrator Brookhead Enclosure with the cairn in the background

Narrator Brookhead Enclosure
Narrator Brookhead Enclosure submitted by postman : If there's no sun is it actually a Solstice.

Narrator Brookhead Enclosure
Narrator Brookhead Enclosure submitted by postman : A foggy summer solstice

Narrator Brookhead Enclosure
Narrator Brookhead Enclosure submitted by TheCaptain : This is an oval shaped enclosure, approximately 50m by 30m which is defined by large stone walls.

Narrator Brookhead Enclosure
Narrator Brookhead Enclosure submitted by TheCaptain : This is an oval shaped enclosure, approximately 50m by 30m which is defined by large stone walls, which nowadays make up a fallen structure about 3 metres wide by up to a metre high. Many upright stones can be seen within the walled structure.

Narrator Brookhead Enclosure
Narrator Brookhead Enclosure submitted by TheCaptain

Narrator Brookhead Enclosure
Narrator Brookhead Enclosure submitted by TimPrevett : 03/06/09

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 85m ESE 105° Narrator Brookhead Cairn* Cairn (SX5919569446)
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 498m WSW 250° Down Tor cairn* Cairn (SX58646931)
 720m W 276° Down Tor North East (Eastern)* Cairn (SX5839769562)
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 731m W 276° Down Tor North East (Western)* Cairn (SX5838669565)
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 1.1km W 259° Down Tor Cist* Cist (SX58046929)
 1.2km NW 320° Crazy Well Cross* Ancient Cross (SX58387039)
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 1.4km ENE 69° Siward's Cross* Ancient Cross (SX60456995)
 1.6km SW 221° Outholme Newtake* Cist (SX57996827)
 1.7km SSW 193° Leeden (Sheepstor)* Cairn (SX5869267838)
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 2.1km S 172° Drizzlecombe W row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5937067360)
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 2.2km SW 216° Yellowmead ring cairn* Ring Cairn (SX57776774)
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Re: Narrator Brookhead Enclosure by noisemonkey on Sunday, 15 January 2017
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Loved visiting here and only a short walk from Down Tor Stone Circle and Row. Pretty impressive on the ground with a large standing stone at one end.
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