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HER Number:MDV62009
Name:Bank south-east of the enclosed settlement at Yes Tor Bottom

Summary

A 1.2 metre wide and 0.5 metre high rubble bank composed of mainly large stones associated with two hut circles. Covered with thick grass and some small gorse plants. Cut through by a post-medieval leat.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 727
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/86/13
  • Old SAM Ref: 24108(P)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152582, 21/3/2000 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Rubble bank forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement at Yes Tor Bottom, 1120 metres east-north-east of Criptor.
A 1.2 metre wide and 0.5 metre high rubble bank composed of mainly large stones. Thick grass and some small gorse plants.


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

A low wall orientated to the north-west and ending at the edge of the tinners' excavations becomes detectable near the southern of two hut circles; 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.


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

This bank could not be located during the condition assessment visit (22/12/2018). The Lidar data shows a possible bank above the leat this could not be located on the ground. Both associated huts were not found at their recorded locations, but two potential sites fairly close by were recorded.
There is a slightly more obvious banko the west. The shorter end is south of the leat and it curves to the west. (SX56815 72729 southern end – SX56730 72782 northern end) Both huts (MDV62007-62008) are to the east side of this bank. There are numerous worked stones in area to side of the bank showing evidence of tare and feather splitting but none in the bank itself.

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 152582, 21/3/2000. [Mapped feature: #96911 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV62008Related to: Hut circle south-east of the enclosed settlement at Yes Tor Bottom (Monument)
MDV62007Related to: Hut circle south-east of the enclosed settlement at Yes Tor Bottom (Monument)
MDV28212Related to: Leat on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV28212Related to: Leat on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV28212Related to: Leat on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV28212Related to: Leat on Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2019 1:58PM