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HER Number:MDV50185
Name:Enclosures in settlement east of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton

Summary

Group of four enclosures forming part of enclosed hut settlement. The largest survives as a rubble bank, 3.0 metres wide, 1.1 metres high, surrounding an area 150 metres north-south by 100 metres east-west. The wall was either never finished, or survives as a buried feature along its western side. Within the large enclosure, three smaller contiguous curvilinear enclosures and a number of short lengths of rubble walling have been identified. These enclosures defined by rubble walls, 1.5 metres wide, 0.5 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 716
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/17/16
  • Old SAM Ref: 22285
  • Pastscape: 440146

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 10806, 15/5/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Group of four enclosures forming part of enclosed hut settlement. The largest survives as a rubble bank, 3.0 metres wide, 1.1 metres high, surrounding an area 150 metres north-south by 100 metres east-west. The wall was either never finished, or survives as a buried feature along its western side. Within the large enclosure, three smaller contiguous curvilinear enclosures and a number of short lengths of rubble walling have been identified. These enclosures defined by rubble walls, 1.5 metres wide, 0.5 metres high. Much clitter remains in interiors. Area has been extensively used for military training, and foxholes survive throughout area.

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

Settlement with multiple enclosures and at least fifteen associated hut circles.

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

Visited 21/04/2019 A very difficult section to locate features. Enclosure has so much clitter that it is difficult to determine what is bank or rubble in places but obvious in others

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

The enclosures in this settlement are depicted on the modern mapping and appear to match the remains that can be identified from the recent (2010/2015) aerial photographs, so are assumed to be fairly accurate.

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

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 south.
The nucleus of the settlement now consists of three contiguous curvilinear enclosures, each about 30.0 metres. across. The walling is of piled large stones and averaged 1.5 metres wide and 0.5 metres high.

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 10806, 15/5/1992.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117054 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 440146, SX57SE42.
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)
MDV130332Related to: Hut circle within settlement on the east side of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV50178Related to: Hut circle within settlement on the east side of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV50179Related to: Hut circle within settlement on the east side of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV50183Related to: Hut circle within settlement on the east side of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV50184Related to: Hut circle within settlement on the east side of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV50186Related 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)
MDV125998Related to: Hut in settlement east of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV125999Related to: Hut in settlement east 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 1:16PM