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HER Number:MDV128505
Name:Fragmentary remains of a prehistoric enclosure with a hut circle on Walkhamptonn Common, Walkhampton

Summary

Fragmentary remains of a prehistoric enclosure to the south-east of the southern end of the Great Western Reave on Walkhamptonn Common and enclosing a hut circle

Location

Grid Reference:SX 552 703
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE98
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/285
  • Old SAM Ref: 34426(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1968, F42/58/8609, 25 (Aerial Photograph). SDV221584.

Photograph taken on 26th February 1968.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE98, SX57SE98 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV221583.

An enclosure and stone hut circle located on a west-facing slope of Sharpitor. The enclosure survives as a 20 metre diameter circular area surrounded by a rubble bank measuring up to 4 metres wide and 0.8 metres high. There are scanty remains of its small adjoining enclosure. The larger slabs have gone from this enclosure , so that its walls have collapsed into formless undulations on the hillside.

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

Not recorded on aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152607 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX55287029 is an enclosure and hut circle 700 metrers west of Sharpitor.

Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Dousland to Rundlestone Water Main, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV249910.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 43, Map 45 (Monograph). SDV137656.

A solitary hut circle of circa 6.0 metres diameter with scanty traces of a small adjoining enclosure to the west of Sharpitor. The larger slabs have gone so that the walls have collapsed into formless undulations on the hillside.

Newman, P., 2019, An Archaeological Survey of an area of Walkhampton Common, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, Appendix, Figure 6 (Report - Survey). SDV363478.

Fragmentary remains of an enclosure or perhaps a field system which survive as very low, spread banks, robbed of any substantial stone they may have contained.

Newman, P., 2019, Walkhampton Common Survey data (GIS and Excel Spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV363701.

Fragmentary remains of enclosure shown on survey.

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. 43, Map 45.
SDV221583Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE98. OSAD Card SX57SE98. Card Index. SX57SE98.
SDV221584Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1968. F42/58/8609. royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 25.
SDV249910Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Dousland to Rundlestone Water Main. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152607.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV62013Related to: Fragmentary field system west of the Great Western Reave, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8225 - Survey of an area of Walkhampton CommonSurvey of an area of Walkhampton Common
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Apr 4 2021 10:47AM