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HER Number:MDV63626
Name:Longhouse on Peek Hill

Summary

Longhouse forming part of a medieval settlement on Peek Hill, 230 metres north-east of Lowery Tor. Drystone construction measuring 13 metres by 4 metres. Walls 1 metre wide, 0.6 metres high. Annex attached to the north-west side of the longhouse measures 9 metres by 4 metres and is denoted by a rubble wall up to 1 metre wide and 0.4 metres high with some large rocks. A 3.8 metre wide and 0.6 metre deep hollow lies outside and parallel with the south-east part of the longhouse.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 557 699
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/480/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24089

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1992-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP156873, 2/2/2000 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Longhouse forming part of a medieval settlement on Peek Hill, 230 metres north-east of Lowery Tor. Drystone construction measuring 13 metres by 4 metres. Walls 1 metre wide, 0.6 metres high. Annex attached to the north-west side of the longhouse measures 9 metres by 4 metres and is denoted by a rubble wall up to 1 metre wide and 0.4 metres high with some large rocks. A 3.8 metre wide and 0.6 metre deep hollow lies outside and parallel with the south-east part of the longhouse. Bracken and grass-covered. Orientated at 307 degrees.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Longhouse is depicted on the modern mapping. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1992-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP156873, 2/2/2000.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV28528Part of: Deserted farmstead on Peek Hill (Monument)
MDV63627Related to: Outbuilding in deserted farm on Peek Hill (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 6 2016 2:10PM