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HER Number:MDV4993
Name:Enclosure with hut circles, north of settlement at Stanlake

Summary

D-shaped enclosure. Interior measures 41m north-south by 28m east-west and is defined by a rubble wall, up to 3.5m wide and 0.4m high. The southern length of the boundary bank is no longer visible as an earthwork, though it may survive as a buried feature. Two stone hut circles survive within the enclosure. Under dense bracken when surveyed in December 2007.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 712
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 76
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/101
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/101/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 22288
  • Pastscape: 440246

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monument Record, 1976, NMR SX5771, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV277283.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX57SE76 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV277282.

(20/06/1977) At SX 5704 7128 on a south facing slope above the River Meavy, about 50m from the south-west end of the stone row (SX57SE35) is a ruined hut circle with a diameter of 6.0m within a D-shaped enclosure of double-walled construction 1.5m in thickness, the south part of which is destroyed. Discovered during field investigation. Surveyed at 1:10000 on PFD.

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

Enclosure containing one hut circle visible on Royal Air Force / National Monuments Record aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130789, 09/12/1992, compass survey (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

D-shaped enclosure. Interior measures 41m north-south by 28m east-west and is defined by a rubble wall, up to 3.5m wide and 0.4m high. The southern length of the boundary bank is no longer visible as an earthwork, though it may survive as a buried feature. Two stone hut circles survive within the enclosure.

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

Depicted by Butler.

Gerrard, S., 1997, Stanlake Prehistoric Settlement (Article in Serial). SDV345536.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

Visible on the lidar data.

Fletcher, M. J., 2007, Survey of the Stanlake Settlement (Report - Survey). SDV271993.

(13/12/2007) A well defined Bronze Age hut circle levelled into the slope, internally 5.5m in diameter with a robbed double-faced wall of slabs and boulders up to 0.4m high. It lies within a large enclosure with in places thick double -faced walling up to 0.8m high. The second hut is less well defined and now lies under dense bracken vegetation. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-92 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 23/11/2019. Overall condition moderate. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-92 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 330° showing bracken cover with gorse outcrops on enclosure wall.

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. Map 45.
SDV271993Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007. Survey of the Stanlake Settlement. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.
SDV277282Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX57SE76. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277283Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. NMR SX5771. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130789, 09/12/1992, compass survey.
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.
SDV345536Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1997. Stanlake Prehistoric Settlement. Meavy Valley Archaeology Report. 1. Paperback Volume.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122308 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-92.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-92.

Associated Monuments

MDV3790Related to: Hut Settlement north of Stanlake (Monument)
MDV50216Related to: Hut within enclosure north of Stanlake settlement (Monument)
MDV50217Related to: Hut within enclosure north of Stanlake settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7518 - Survey of the Stanlake Prehistoric Settlement
  • EDV8195 - Field Investigation Survey of the Stanlake settlement

Date Last Edited:Nov 25 2019 2:42PM