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HER Number:MDV3726
Name:Possible hut circle in settlement on the south-east slope of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton


Possible hut. One of a group of over 20 hut circles within prehistoric settlement south of Leeden Tor


Grid Reference:SX 564 710
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/9/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 22265

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 36-37, Map 45, Figure 45.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Not shown. Hut circle shown to the north of this location.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Not visible on aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 29/04/2019. SX 56458 71073. Very poor condition with interior looking more like a cairn with despoiled wall spread. Not attached to enclosure bank. 80% gorse; molinia Photo taken

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 29/04/2019. Photo taken showing pile of stones in centre and enclosure bank in the background

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 440288, SX57SE92 (Website). SDV363416.

Site Visited on 25th August 1950. One of a group of hut circles and enclosures. Hut 'F'. Much despoiled with entrance possibly to north. Diameter 6.0 metres, height of remaining wall 0.3 metres. Much overgrown and stones spread over interior. Condition poor.
Field Investigation on 4th August 1980. Centred at SX 56437103 is a settlement of twenty-five huts covering 3.1 hectares of a south and east hillslope at about 361 metres O.D. The area
is broken up by erosion runnels and quantities of surface clitter.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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. 36-37, Map 45, Figure 45.1.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 440288, SX57SE92.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117008 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV48313Related to: Small hut circle south of small enclosure south of Leeden Tor (Monument)
MDV15038Related to: The Walkhampton Common Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 26 2021 9:28AM