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HER Number:MDV5028
Name:Hut circle 240 metres south-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Western of a pair of hut circles to the south-west of Yellowmeade Farm

Location

Grid Reference:SX 565 740
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE18
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/133
  • Old SAM Ref: 28777
  • Pastscape: 440074

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1964, F63/58/6399, 42-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV229824.

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

Not visible on 1964 aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152374 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 11th June 1999. At SX56517404. The western of two stone hut circles 240 metres south-west of Yellowmeade Farm. Diameter 6.0 metres. Double orthostat wall 1.5 metres wide, 0.55 metres high. A 215 degree facing gap may represent a doorway. A 2.7 metres diameter scatter of stones within the north-east part of the hut may represent the remnants of a collapsed much later structure or possibly a cairn. Low grass cover.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 17, Map 44 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Badly damaged hut of 6.5 metres to the south of settlement at Yellowmeade.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial pphotograph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 440074, SX57SE18 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 18th August 1950. A solitary hut circle of double walled type. Diameter 7.0 metres, width of wall 1.75 metres, height 0.3 metres. It has been pillaged and some stones have been tumbled into the interior. Most of the small stones forming the interior of the walls have become turf covered and only the larger external stones stand out clearly. The entrance is towards the south-south-west.
Field Investigation on 7th February 1980. There are three hut circles and a fragment of enclosure walling in an area of rough pasture which has been partly stripped of stone for the construction of the Yellowmead newtakes. At SX 56517404 is a double-walled hut of Type 2 with walling 0.3 metre high and 1.8 metres wide; there is a poorly defined entrance gap in the south-west. The internal diameter is 6.4 metres.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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. 17, Map 44.
SDV229824Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. F63/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 42-3.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152374.
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: #129321 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 440074, SX57SE18.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV61932Related to: Hut circle 240 metres south-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Drtmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV57081Related to: Hut circle 400 metres south-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV61933Related to: Wall to the south-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 23 2021 11:28AM