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HER Number:MDV12834
Name:Hut circle settlement 250 metres north of Leather Tor Bridge, Walkhampton

Summary

Remains of prehistoric enclosure(s) with at least five hut circles. Northern end of enclosure has been destroyed by tin working. Considered for scheduling in 1993 but not recommended owing to forestry damage.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 568 702
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of a bronze age hut circle settlement with fragmentary enclosures 250 metres north of Leather Tor Bridge, Walkhampton

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/148
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX57SE85 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV277016.

Four hut circles with related enclosure or field walling.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Enclosure walls visible on aerial photograph.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1979, South West Water Authority Burrator Survey, No. 2 (Report - non-specific). SDV278356.

Remains of prehistoric enclosure(s) with at least five hut circles. North end of enclosure has been destroyed by tin working. Vegetation to be cleared by swwa (greeves).

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.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Four hut circles with related enclosure or field walling.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, 4/5/1993 (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered for scheduling under the Monument Protection Programme but not recommended for scheduling owing to forestry damage.

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

'Huts' shown to the south of the 'stream' at Stanlake Plantation. Two hut circles are shown with sections of walling.

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

'Settlement' shown on modern mapping with seven hut circles.

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, Mpa 45, Figure 45.5.
SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. 4/5/1993.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume.
SDV277016Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX57SE85. OSAD Card.
SDV278356Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1979. South West Water Authority Burrator Survey. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. 18. Unknown. No. 2.
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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV130361Parent of: Hut circle within settlement at Stanlake Plantation, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV130363Parent of: Hut circle within settlement at Stanlake Plantation, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV130364Parent of: Hut circle within settlement at Stanlake Plantation, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV130365Parent of: Hut circle within settlement at Stanlake Plantation, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV130366Parent of: Hut circle within settlement at Stanlake Plantation, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV130367Parent of: Hut circle within settlement at Stanlake Plantation, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV130368Parent of: Hut circle within settlement at Stanlake Plantation, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV4996Related to: Hut circle near settlement north of Leather Tor Bridge, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 31 2021 12:38PM