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HER Number:MDV104029
Name:Longhouse at Crazywell, Walkhampton

Summary

Remains of a longhouse to which other structures have been added.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 580 700
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 152450

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Built, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Rectangular buildings recorded at Crazy Well.


Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 175 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

Crazywell. Longhouse much altered in later period.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 18, Plan (Un-published). SDV150434.

Longhouse built across the slope and added to. The window at the west end has a decorative cill and lintel.


Gerrard, S., 2000, 152450 (Un-published). SDV250076.

Site visit 25th February 2000. Farmstead including a probable longhouse built across the slope to which other structures have been added. The longhouse structure measures 8.7 metres by 3.8 metres and is denoted by low rubble walling and earthworks. The interior is filled with rubble some of which has been moved recently to built the various walls on the monument.


Newman, P., 2007, Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey, No. 440219 (Report - Survey). SDV348210.

Site visit 1st August 2006. Ruined buildings and enclosure walls associated with Crazy Well or Classiwell Farm. A medieval farmstead first documented in 1585 but probably in existence for some time prior to this date. It was probably abandoned in the later part of the 19th century. Despite its poor condition some interesting architectural features have survived included a possible cross shaft reused as a gate post, a lintel and a decorated window mullion. Fair condition but declining.


Probert, S., 2008, Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area, 6, Fig. 4, No. 440219 (Report - Survey). SDV351304.

Situated in an exposed location close to Raddick Lane. Has suffered from stone removal and displacement in the past. Now in a stable condition with no evidence of recent disturbance.


Greeves, T., May 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey, No. 440219 (Report - Survey). SDV350251.

Site visit 23rd January 2012. Condition and stability good.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 18, Plan.
SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 175.
SDV250076Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2000. 152450. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #63504 ]
SDV348210Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound. No. 440219.
SDV350251Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. May 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled. No. 440219.
SDV351304Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2008. Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound. 6, Fig. 4, No. 440219.

Associated Monuments

MDV5027Part of: Crazywell Farmstead, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV20669Related to: Longhouse in Clasiwell Enclosures, Walkhampton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6152 - Follow-up Works to Threatened Sites in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6034 - Monument Condition Survey in Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6153 - Monument Baseline Condition Survey in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jul 8 2013 10:14AM