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HER Number:MDV5758
Name:Enclosure with hut circles at Yalland Warren


Remains of a prehistoric enclosure and two internal hut circles set within Yalland rabbit warren. Enclosure is almost circular in shape, with scattered tone walls. Two internal hut circles.


Grid Reference:SX 689 632
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walls of a Bronze Age circular enclosure containing two hut circles, Yalland Medieval Rabbit Warren and two medieval longhouses at Shipley Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/63
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV178429.

Enclosed hut circles. Vis=6/4/1950 (os). A near circular enclosure. Stones comprising the wall are scattered about. A-b north side wall is composed of earth and turf covered stones, b-c south and west walls are of turf covered stones, c-a east side wall has completely disappeared. No obvious entrance. Hut x is of turf covered stones. On the eastern side 3 stones retain their original position. Diameter 7.5m. Probable entrance to south east. Hut y; wall stones are scattered about, no definite entrance. Diameter 9.0m. Vis=30/4/1977 (Robinson, r. ). Pound and hut circles found as described but a possible third hut circle was located in the south west corner. The raf ap shows the pound and the two hut circles described by the os. Vis=large circular enclosure containing two hut circles, visible on 1980 nmr and1948 raf ap (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178430.

Osa=sx66se65/sketch plan.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV178431.

Aph=nmr sx 68 63.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178432.

Des=parish checklist/south Brent.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV178433.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/2494 4042-4043(11/3/1948).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV178434.

Aph=nmr sf1743/30-32(9/4/1980).

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

The enclosure shows up very well on the aerial photography and the shape is indeed almost circular, not the shape indicated on the MasterMap base mapping.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Remains of the enclosure and two internal hut circles is depicted on the modern base mapping but the shape of the enclosure is not that accurate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV178429Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV178430Migrated Record:
SDV178431Aerial Photograph:
SDV178432Migrated Record:
SDV178433Aerial Photograph:
SDV178434Aerial Photograph:
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95853 ]
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV13297Related to: Field system north of Yalland, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5812Related to: Settlement north-east of Shipley Tor (Monument)
MDV13345Related to: Yalland medieval settlement, south of Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV13384Related to: Yalland Warren, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 24 2017 10:02AM