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HER Number:MDV25713
Name:Rectangular features north-east of Yalland Warren, South Brent


Two possible longhouses within field system were identified from 1948 aerial photograph. Not thought to be longhouses; may be part of the surrounding field system, although they do not appear on any later aerial photographs.


Grid Reference:SX 692 634
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/408

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROPMARK (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4042-4043 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Two possible longhouses within field system MDV13297 at SX69256341 and SX69296346. Visible on 1948 aerial photograph.

Richards, A. F., 2014, Longhouses east of Yalland Warren, South Brent (Personal Comment). SDV355558.

This record appears suspect as the only aerial photograph that shows anything at this location is the late 1940s and although there are two areas roughly rectangular in shape at the grid references specified, they appear to be far too large to be longhouses. Measurements are: 22 metres by 80 metres (south-western feature) and 34 metres by 58 metres (north-eastern feature). Additionally, they are aligned with the countours, rather than set into the hillslope as is common with Dartmoor longhouses. These features could be associated with the surrounding field system.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4042-4043.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV355558Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2014. Longhouses east of Yalland Warren, South Brent. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV13297Related to: Field system north of Yalland, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 15 2014 3:24PM