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HER Number:MDV39429
Name:Longhouse on south side of Newleycombe Lake, Walkhampton

Summary

Remains of a medieval longhouse. A rectangular, two roomed building, circa 16 by 4 metres internally, terraced into the hillslope.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 581 697
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of a section of the late 18th century Devonport Leat running from Raddick Hill to Nun's Cross, including extensive tinning remains at Cramber Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/498
  • Old SAM Ref: 24077(P)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Built, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T., 02/01/1991, No Title (Correspondence). SDV220912.

Site vist 28th December 1990. Medieval longhouse aligned south-west to north-east downslope. Rectangular structure 16 by 4 metres internally, with a room at lower end 2 by 4 metres. A bank and ditch attached to the west corner of structure extend 300 metres to the west to where a tinners' reservoir forms a corner. To the writer's knowledge, this is the only medieval site on the south side of the Newleycombe.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133278, 07/06/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Long house surviving as a rectangular 2-roomed building terraced into the hillslope. Composed of turf covered rubble walls. The interior measures 15.4 metres by 3.3 metres and is defined by a 1.3 metres wide wall standing up to 0.9 metres high. The upper room measures 9.5 metres by 3.3 metres and is separated from the lower room by a 1.2 metres wide and 0.3 metres high partition wall. A gap midway along the east long wall represents the site of a doorway, which was probably originally one of 2 opposing entrances. The doorway through the west wall is no longer visible at ground level and may have been blocked. A boundary wall leads west from the south-west corner of the long house and is clearly contemporary. Earthworks , perhaps representing outbuildings and a farmyard, survive immediately to the east.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Remains of building visible.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads (Un-published). SDV352501.

Newleycombe Lake included on list; no further information provided.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-DT9 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 10/06/2019. A few small outcrops of gorse on the longhouse walls. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-DT9 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 10/06/2019. Photo taken giving a general view along the line of the longhouse looking south west

Sources / Further Reading

SDV220912Correspondence: Greeves, T.. 02/01/1991. No Title. Card to F. Griffith. Letter.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133278, 07/06/1993.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90303 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT9.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT9.

Associated Monuments

MDV52416Related to: Boundary Bank and Ditch to south of Newleycombe Lake, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52415Related to: Enclosures south of Newleycombe Lake, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV39430Related to: TINNERS RESERVOIR in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2019 11:21AM