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Multi-periodSite Name: Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement
Nearest Town: Princetown
Map Ref: SX56747286
Latitude: 50.537919N  Longitude: 4.022991W
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
2 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data

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Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement
Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement submitted by davep : Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement. Photo taken 11/04/2011 (Vote or comment on this photo)
Hut circles 550m south of Foggintor quarries. A very fine settlement, set within a well built and substantial enclosure wall, enclosing an area of some 1.0ha. Five hut circles occur within the enclosure varying between 6-10m in diameter

Outside the enclosure to the west are five further huts of similar dimensions - again one of these shows sign of alteration. Under moorland grass. The site was excavated in 1897 by Burnard and Baring-Gould.

See also NMR record: SX 57 SE 41(Pastscape Monument No. 440143) and HER record: 4964.

Update December 2019: This site is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement and the Walkhampton and Yes Tor Bottom Settlements.

In addition to the links for Pastscape and the Devon and Dartmoor HER given above, this site is also scheduled as Historic England List ID 1019587 (Partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement south of Foggintor Quarries, 1140m ENE of Criptor).
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Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement
Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement submitted by SandyG : General view from the south. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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