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HER Number:MDV61932
Name:Hut circle 240 metres south-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Drtmoor Forest


Eastern of a pair of hut circles to the south-west of Yellowmeade Farm with a short section of wall to the west


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/399
  • Old SAM Ref: 28777
  • Pastscape: 440074

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152375 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 11th June 1999. Eastern of two stone hut circles 240 metres south-west of Yellowmeade Farm. Diameter 6.0 metres. Single orthostat wall 1.6 metres wide, 0.75 metres high. Much of this hut has been removed to build the adjacent wall. Two large orthostats remain in the south-west wall and elsewhere the structure is denoted by a low spread bank. Attached to end of boundary wall. Grass and rushes cover.

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

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 56537404, is a very ruined hut of indeterminate type. It has an internal diameter of 5.6 metres with foundations of walling 1.0 metres wide and 0.2 metres high except for two upright slabs in the perimeter. The entrance is uncertain but a short bank extends westwards from the hut.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping with a short section of wall to the west.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1020157 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The monument includes two stone hut circles and a length of walling situated on a gentle west facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Walkham. The eastern building has seen limited damage as a result of stone robbing for the adjacent historic wall, but despite this, the orthostatic hut wall stands up to 0.75 metre high by 1.6 metre wide and surrounds an internal area measuring 6 metres in diameter.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152375.
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. [Mapped feature: #129323 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1020157.

Associated Monuments

MDV5028Related to: Hut circle 240 metres south-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor 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