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Yealm Steps Enclosed Settlement

Yealm Steps Enclosed Settlement

Photo taken on 30-06-2015

Database entries

OS Map: SX 62065 63607
OS Source: Constructed
HER: MDV4273
Megalithic Portal: 45575
Alternate name: Yealm Steps
Short Name: ES Yealm Steps
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Lidar: SX 62065 63607
Nearest Bus Stop: Cornwood Crossways (4.3 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 62065 63607


"A fine example of enclosure and hut circles. Extensive prehistoric settlement area. Two villages contiguous, the larger pound a development of the smaller. Pound walls and those of huts consist of stone and turf. At least 22 huts within the enclosure. To the north and south of the pounds are scatters of isolated huts generally much larger than the enclosed huts. On the south there are remains of fields or paddocks. Rough moorland."


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