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HER Number:MDV3744
Name:Hut circle within settlement on the east side of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton

Summary

Hut circle on the south-west side of the settlement. One of 20 huts associated with the settlement to the east of Leeden Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 715
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE42
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/17/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 22285
  • Pastscape: 440146

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Not visible on 1946 aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130790 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

One of a group of 4 hut circles on leeden tor. Vis=28/8/1950 (os) hut c. Much despoiled diameter 7.0m, wall height 0.3m, was apparently double walled, but now much spread. Entrance at ssw, condition fair, much overgrown with turf (os). Vis=not visible on raf 1946 photos (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1992 (gerrard) hut circle terraced into hillslope. Simple plan + coursed wall. Internal diam 4.3m. Wall 2m wide, 0.6m high. Doorway to ssw. Lies on s edge of enclosed settlement and may originally have been enclosed (mpp).

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 38, Map 45, Figure 45.2 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hut circle shown to the south-west of the main settlement at Leeden Tor East

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

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

Visited 20/04/2019. Internal dimension 5m. 75% gorse; molinia. Condition poor Photo taken

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

Visited 20/04/2019. Photo taken

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 440146, SX57SE42 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 28th August 1950. Hut 'C'. Much despoiled diameter 7.0 metres, wall height 0.3 metres, was apparently double walled, but now much spread. Entrance at south-south-west, condition fair, much overgrown with turf.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1011168 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This monument includes four enclosures, 16 stone hut circles and a number of rubble walls arranged within an enclosing boundary and forming an enclosed stone hut circle settlement, situated on a gentle east-facing slope of Leeden Tor overlooking the valley of the River Meavy.

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. 38, Map 45, Figure 45.2.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130790.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #129447 ]
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. 440146, SX57SE42.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1011168.

Associated Monuments

MDV14306Part of: Hut circle settlement east of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV50189Related to: Hut circle within settlement on the east side of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3742Related to: Hut circle within settlement on the east side of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3743Related to: Hut circle within settlement on the east side of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3745Related to: Hut circle within settlement on the east side of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV50175Related to: Two adjoining hut circles within settlement on the east side of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 30 2021 12:31PM