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HER Number:MDV12833
Name:Hut circle to the east of the settlement at Stanlake Plantation, Walkhampton Hut circle within settlement at Stanlake Plantation, Walkhampton


Hut circle on the west side of the Devonport Leat to the east of the settlement at Stanlake Plantation


Grid Reference:SX 566 701
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE80
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/147
  • Old SAM Ref: 22229
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1979, South West Water Authority Burrator Survey, No.1 (Report - non-specific). SDV278356.

Single hut circle in Burrator Forest to west of Devonport Leat, incorporated within modern triangular enclosure. Vegetation has been cleared from this hut circle. Further vegetation remains to be cleared.

Conservation Section, 1980, Film 436/9, 436/9 (Photograph). SDV276935.

Photograph taken on 21st July 1980.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE80, SX57SE80 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV276933.

Visited on 3rd July 1980. Hut circle at SX56617018, levelled up on a south-east slope. Large, much ruined hut circle of indeterminate type. Internal diameter 9.6 metres, with spread of rubble walling 2.0 metres wide and on lower, outer face, 0.5 metres high. Half dozen retaining slabs on inner face.
No recognisable entrance, but it may have been in the south-west. Hut is within a mature conifer plantation, but has recently had its interior cleared of trees.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible due to tree cover on 1946 aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 123730 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Visited on 2nd June 1992. Hut circle terraced into hillslope. Simple plan and single orthostat type.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 41-42, Map 45, Figure 45.5 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hut circle shown to the east of the settlement at Stanlake Plantation and just to the west of the 'Devonport Leat'.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1011249 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This monument includes a stone hut circle situated on a gentle east-facing slope of Leather Tor. The structure is terraced into the hillslope and survives as a bank 1.5 metres wide and standing up to 0.7 metres high, defining a circular flat internal area measuring 10.7 metres in diameter. This structure forms an outlying part of a small settlement situated immediately to the north. The stone hut circle is attached to a field boundary which, although largely of post-medieval date, probably overlies a prehistoric boundary. The length of boundary immediately abutting the stone hut circle is included within the scheduling, but the fossilised prehistoric field system of which it forms a part is not included in the scheduling because it is not of national importance.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 41-42, Map 45, Figure 45.5.
SDV276933Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE80. OSAD Card. SX57SE80.
SDV276935Photograph: Conservation Section. 1980. Film 436/9. 436/9.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 123730.
SDV278356Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1979. South West Water Authority Burrator Survey. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. 18. Unknown. No.1.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129547 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1011249.

Associated Monuments

MDV12837Related to: Hut circle settlement at Stanlake Plantation north-east of Leather Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV19902Related to: The Devonport Leat, Dartmoor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 2 2021 11:44AM