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HER Number:MDV3786
Name:Hut circle within settlement west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

One of a group of hut circles within settlement to the west of Yellowmeade Farm

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 742
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE16
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/40/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 28776
  • Pastscape: 440068

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 1945 aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152373 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 11th June 1999. At SX56467422 a stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement 200 metres west of Yellowmeade Farm.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 14-18, Map 44, Figure 44.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Feature shown at Yellowmeade as two curvilinear walls against the field wall with a gap between them to the west which may represent a small enclosure.

Cartographic Engineering, 2006, Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345590.

Visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 440068, SX57SE16 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 18th August 1950. Hut 'C'. Condition poor, 6.5 metres diameter, 0.3 metres high, much pillaged for stone and east side destroyed when newtake wall was built, no stones remain above ground on north side. No entrance in remaining part of wall.
Field Investigation on 22nd January 1980. An open settlement of seven Type 2 hut circles in 0.5 hectares of moorland centred at SX 5643 7423. Three 'A', 'B', and 'C' are in fair condition and have internal diameters of 6 metres, 4.6 metres and 5.7 metres respectively, with double walling 1.2 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. All have south to south-west entrances.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1019575 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The monument includes an unenclosed stone hut circle settlement situated on a gentle west facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Walkham. The settlement includes at least seven stone hut circles, two of which are associated with courtyards. The stone hut circles survive as banks each surrounding a circular internal area of between 2.4 metres and 6.8 metres in diameter. The heights of the surrounding walls vary between 0.3 metres and 0.85 metres. Five of the huts have visible doorways and are composed of orthostatic and rubble bank walls.

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. 14-18, Map 44, Figure 44.1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152373.
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.
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 440068, SX57SE16.
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. 1019575.

Associated Monuments

MDV130311Part of: Hut circle settlement west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV3784Related to: Hut circle within settlement west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV3787Related to: Hut circle within settlement west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV3789Related to: Hut circle within settlement west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV61931Related to: Hut circle within settlement west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 22 2021 12:38PM