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HER Number:MDV62008
Name:Hut circle south-east of the enclosed settlement at Yes Tor Bottom


Small hut measuring just 3 metres in diameter almost entirely obscured in the peat. Associated with a length of wall or reave and a second hut 100 metres to the south.


Grid Reference:SX 568 727
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/86/12
  • Old SAM Ref: 24108(P)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152581, 21/3/2000 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement at Yes Tor Bottom, 1120 metres east-north-east of Criptor.
Diameter measures 3 metres. Rubble wall 1 metre wide, 0.4 metres high. Thick grass and gorse cover.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 22-23; fig 44.7 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Two hut circles about 100 metres apart, just visible above the turf, measuring 2.5 and 3.5 metres in diameter. Close to being completely obscured by peat growth. A low wall orientated to the north-west and ending at the edge of the tinners' excavations becomes detectable near the south ring, either part of an enclosure wall or the only visible section of a longer reave.

Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

South-east of the agglomerated enclosure are two further huts and a length of rubble walling. At one point this rubble wall is cut through by a post-medieval leat.

Derry, C., 2018, MDV62008 (Photograph). SDV362788.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 22/12/2018. This feature could not be located at the grid reference supplied by Gerrard; very dense area of scrub, however a hut was recorded nearby at t SX56866 72797 (1m accuracy). It is 25 metres (to the west-north-west) from the supposed location of the hut and is described as fairly obvious. See photograph.

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. 22-23; fig 44.7.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152581, 21/3/2000. [Mapped feature: #39782 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. [Mapped feature: #116002 ]
SDV362788Photograph: Derry, C.. 2018. MDV62008. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV62009Related to: Bank south-east of the enclosed settlement at Yes Tor Bottom (Monument)
MDV4965Related to: Enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV62007Related to: Hut circle south-east of the enclosed settlement at Yes Tor Bottom (Monument)
MDV28212Related to: Leat on Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2019 1:53PM