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HER Number:MDV61924
Name:Hut I within enclosure north-west of Yellowmeade Farm


Hut circle adjacent to hut D on the north-east side of the enclosure north-west of Yellowmeade Farm. Described as an annex of Hut D by Gerrard (1999).


Grid Reference:SX 564 745
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE15
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/21/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 28775
  • Pastscape: 440065

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE15, Hut I (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV271768.

The following hut circles were found in addition to those previously shown: -
(16/11/1950) SX 5643 7454. Given the letter 'I'. Diameter measures 5.0m, height of wall 0.3m. Condition poor, much overgrown with turf. It butts onto the wall of the enclosure and hut circle D. Position of entrance doubtful.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152355 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(11/06/1999) Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement 350 metres north-west of Yellowmeade Farm. Diameter 4m. Double orthostat wall 1.2m wide, 0.75m high. This hut butts the enclosure wall. Within the south west sector of the building there is a 2.6m diameter mound of large stones standing up to 0.4m high. This does not appear to be of recent origin. Courtyard attached to the northern side of the hut is formed by a rubble bank wall connecting the hut to the enclosure wall, surrounding a triangular area up to 4m by 4m. Grass and rushes.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 14-18, Map 44 Figures 44.1 & 44.1.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Annexe on the northern side of hut 3 has been partly demolished and the stones piled against its downhill margin.

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

Hut circle and annexe visible on aerial photograph.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1019574 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The settlement includes an oval enclosure containing three stone hut circles, with a further nine huts lying outside. The stone hut circles survive as banks each surrounding a circular internal area of between 2.6 metres and 7.5 metres in diameter, with the average being 5.33 metres.

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. 14-18, Map 44 Figures 44.1 & 44.1.1.
SDV271768Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE15. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Hut I.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152355.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #129273 ]
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1019574.

Associated Monuments

MDV3756Part of: Enclosure with three huts north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV4956Related to: Hut C in settlement north-west of Yellowmead Farm (Monument)
MDV4958Related to: Hut D in settlement north-west of Yellowmeade Farm (Monument)
MDV61925Related to: Hut E within enclosure north-west of Yellowmeade Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 29 2021 11:20AM