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HER Number:MDV3745
Name:Hut circle within settlement on the east side of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton

Summary

Hut circle to the south-west 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/17/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 22323
  • 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 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Visted in 1992. Stone hut circle situated on east-facing slope of Leeden Tor. Terraced into the hillslope and is of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 4.8 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.5 metres wide wall standing up to 0.6 metres high. A 2.8 metres long by 2.5 metres wide and 0.15 metres deep hollow in the immediate vicinity of the doorway suggests this hut was the subject of a partial early excavation. The doorway faces east-north-east. This building lies on the southern edge of an enclosed stone hut circle settlement, and may have originally been enclosed itself.

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

One of two hut circles shown to the south-west of the main settlement at Leeden Tor East with an entrance to the south-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. 50% gorse 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 'D'. Double walled type diameter 6.5 metres, wall width 1.0 metres, height 0.4 metres. Entrance to south-south-east, condition good, many stones still standing on low wall.
Field Investigation on 17th July 1980. Centred at SX 56457164 on the southeast slope of Leeden Tor, at about 370 metres OD., is a settlement, spread over 1.8 hectares. More than
half of the area is covered with erosion runnels and surface clitter, which thins towards the east
and sout. A total of twenty huts are identifiable.

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.
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: #129448 ]
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)
MDV3744Related to: Hut circle within settlement on the east side 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)
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 12:32PM