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Multi-periodSite Name: Routrundle North Alternative Name: Routrundle Pound; Routrundle North Enclosed Settlement
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement
Nearest Town: Tavistock  Nearest Village: Walkhampton
Map Ref: SX55387185
Latitude: 50.528506N  Longitude: 4.041778W
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
no data Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
no data 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.
no data 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
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SandyG visited on 1st Jan 2004 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 3 Access: 3 The enclosure stands in non-access land but can be seen from adjacent footpaths.

Routrundle North
Routrundle North submitted by SandyG : View from south. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Ancient Village or Settlement in Devon

The Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks(PDW) website describes the Routrundle North Enclosed Settlement as a "broadly oval enclosure, 58 by 48 metres diameter. Part of the south-west perimeter is represented by a stony scarp 0.5 metres high, elsewhere it comprises a stone spread of similar height upon which is a modern field wall." Also see PDW's page for the Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists.

The Pastscape Record for this site, Monument Number 440178 tells us that the enclosure covers "0.601 acres ... now integrated with the present field system".

The settlement is also recorded as MDV105688 (Routrundle North Pound, Walkhampton) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, which describes it as an enclosure of unknown date, but comprising "a single hut, 25ft in internal diameter, built of large orthostats, set in the centre of a circular enclosure, measuring 150ft diameter. The Pound walls are 5-6 feet thick, the hut walls 3-4 feet: entrance to hut from south-west: to Pound from north-west but obscured by later field walls. The Pound is on a gentle hill-slope and levelled a little into hillside. Condition very good: the pound wall has a modern field wall on top of it on the upper (east) side."

The settlement is scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1002494 (Routrundle Pound).
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SX5571 : Pair of Circular Enclosed Prehistoric Settlements at Routrundle by Sandy Gerrard
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SX5571 : Walkhampton: towards Ingra Tor by Martin Bodman
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SX5571 : Walkhampton: Routrundle by Martin Bodman
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SX5571 : Walkhampton: railway formation by Martin Bodman
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SX5571 : Walkhampton: towards Ingra Tor by Martin Bodman
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 184m SW 223° Routrundle South* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX55257172)
 543m ENE 63° Ingra Tor Cist* Cairn (SX5587272083)
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 1.1km SSW 195° Sharpitor W Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX5505670751)
 1.1km SSW 195° Sharpitor W* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5505870748)
 1.2km ESE 107° Leeden Tor* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5652271474)
 1.3km SSE 157° Sharpitor cairn circle* Cairn (SX5583870678)
 1.3km SSE 165° Sharpitor NW double row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5566570617)
 1.3km SSE 165° Sharpitor NW single row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5567170601)
 1.3km SE 143° Sharpitor NE* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5613670785)
 1.4km SE 132° Stanlake Cist* Cist (SX5641670852)
 1.5km SE 134° Sharpitor NE (2) Stone Row / Alignment (SX564708)
 1.7km ESE 105° Black Tor Stone Row Cairns (Stanlake)* Cairn (SX5699071370)
 1.7km NE 52° Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX56747286)
 1.8km E 101° Black Tor (Meavy)* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5710271463)
 1.8km ESE 111° Stanlake Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57057115)
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 2.2km SE 134° Stan Lake Platform Cairn Circle Cairn (SX56917028)
 2.2km E 92° Hart Tor north rows* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX57637169)
 2.3km E 98° Raddick Hill North* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57657147)
 2.3km E 93° Hart Tor south row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX57687168)
 2.3km E 92° Hart Tor North circle* Stone Circle (SX57717171)
 2.3km E 92° Hart Tor South Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX57727170)
 2.4km W 264° Sampford Spiney Memorial Stone Early Christian Sculptured Stone (SX52987168)
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