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Multi-periodSite Name: Routrundle South Alternative Name: Routrundle South Pound
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement
Nearest Town: Tavistock  Nearest Village: Walkhampton
Map Ref: SX55257172
Latitude: 50.527306N  Longitude: 4.04356W
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 saw from a distance on 23rd Apr 2013 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 3 Access: 3 This enclosure stands on non-access land but can be viewed easily from the adjacent commons.

Routrundle South
Routrundle South submitted by SandyG : Routrundle South on the left and Routrundle North of the right. View from south. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Ancient Village or Settlement in Devon

The Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website describes Routrundle South Enclosed Settlement as "A roughly oval field with diameters of 58.0 metres by 64.0 metres and a modern perimeter wall 1.5 metres high. There are no obvious footings of a previous wall but the plan and size (0.25 hectares) suggest that it is the fossilization of a prehistoric enclosure similar to that 250 metres to the north-east." Also see PDW's page for the Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists.

The Pastscape record for this Monument, Number 440181, informs us that this prehistoric compound lies 600ft south west of a similar pound (Routrundle North Enclosed Settlement).

The settlement is also recorded as MDV3775 (Routrundle South Pound, Walkhampton) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, which adds that the pound contains no hut circles, and that "these pounds have been appropriated at a later date as small, ready-make newtakes." In 2013, a comment was added to this record to say "both north and south pounds are similar in size and shape to Cornish rounds which are Iron Age/Romano British in date."

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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX5571 : Walkhampton: Routrundle by Martin Bodman
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SX5571 : Routrundle by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX5571 : Routrundle by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX5571 : Walkhampton: towards Routrundle by Martin Bodman
by Martin Bodman
SX5571 : Pair of Circular Enclosed Prehistoric Settlements at Routrundle by Sandy Gerrard
by Sandy Gerrard

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 184m NE 43° Routrundle North* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX55387185)
 719m ENE 58° Ingra Tor Cist* Cairn (SX5587272083)
 876m ESE 119° Leeden Hill* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX56017128)
 988m S 190° Sharpitor W Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX5505670751)
 990m S 190° Sharpitor W* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5505870748)
 1.2km SSE 158° Sharpitor NW double row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5566570617)
 1.2km SSE 158° Sharpitor NW single row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5567170601)
 1.2km SSE 149° Sharpitor cairn circle* Cairn (SX5583870678)
 1.3km SE 135° Sharpitor NE* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5613670785)
 1.3km E 99° Leeden Tor* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5652271474)
 1.5km SE 125° Stanlake Cist* Cist (SX5641670852)
 1.5km SE 127° Sharpitor NE (2) Stone Row / Alignment (SX564708)
 1.8km E 100° Black Tor Stone Row Cairns (Stanlake)* Cairn (SX5699071370)
 1.9km E 96° Black Tor (Meavy)* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5710271463)
 1.9km NE 51° Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX56747286)
 1.9km ESE 106° Stanlake Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57057115)
 2.0km WNW 290° Sampford Spiney Church* Standing Stones (SX53427246)
 2.1km N 11° King's Tor* Rock Outcrop (SX557738)
 2.2km SE 129° Stan Lake Platform Cairn Circle Cairn (SX56917028)
 2.3km W 267° Sampford Spiney Memorial Stone Early Christian Sculptured Stone (SX52987168)
 2.4km E 89° Hart Tor north rows* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX57637169)
 2.4km E 94° Raddick Hill North* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57657147)
 2.4km E 89° Hart Tor south row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX57687168)
 2.4km SSE 153° Leather Tor* Cist (SX5631869522)
 2.5km E 89° Hart Tor North circle* Stone Circle (SX57717171)
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