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HER Number:MDV61933
Name:Wall to the south-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Wall associated with two 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/399/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 28777
  • Pastscape: 440074

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152376 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Aite visited on 11th June 1999. A wall associated with two stone hut circles 240 metres south-west of Yellowmeade Farm.

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

Wall shown curving round a hut circle to the south-west of Yellowmeade farm

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

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. The fragment of enclosure walling at SX 56497402 is 28.0 metres long,
1.0 metres wide and from 0.5 metres to 1.0 metres high where it incorporates in situ boulders.

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

Section of wall shown on modern mapping.

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. A 1 metre wide orthostatic wall standing up to 0.8 metres high leads from the western stone hut circle in a westerly direction before turning south westward and then south. This wall probably represents the visible remains of an enclosure associated with the stone hut circles.

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.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152376.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #129332 ]
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.
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)
MDV61932Related to: Hut circle 240 metres south-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Drtmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 23 2021 10:59AM