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HER Number:MDV28573
Name:Hut circle within a prehistoric enclosure on Walkhamptonn Common, Walkhampton

Summary

Hut circle within a prehistoric enclosure to the south-east of the southern end Great Western Reave on Walkhamptonn Common

Location

Grid Reference:SX 552 703
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/285
  • Old SAM Ref: 34426(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1968, F42/58/8609, 25 (Aerial Photograph). SDV221584.

Photograph taken on 26th February 1968.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE98, SX57SE98 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV221583.

An enclosure and stone hut circle located on a west-facing slope of Sharpitor. The enclosure survives as a 20 metre diameter circular area surrounded by a rubble bank measuring up to 4 metres wide and 0.8 metres high. The hut circle is situated in the northern part of the enclosure, butted by the enclosure wall. It measures 6 metres in diameter internally with a 1.4 metres wide double orthostatic wall up to 0.6 metres high. There are scanty remains of its small adjoining enclosure. The larger slabs have gone from this enclosure , so that its walls have collapsed into formless undulations on the hillside.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Several cropmarks of possible hut circles are visible around SX55432036 aeerial photograph.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not recorded on aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152607 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX55287029 is an enclosure and hut circle 700 metrers west of Sharpitor.

Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Dousland to Rundlestone Water Main, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV249910.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 43, Map 45 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Solitary hut circle of circa 6.0 metres diameter may be the remnants of a larger settlement. The larger slabs have gone so the walls have collapsed into formless undulations on the hillside.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Circular feature visible on the aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2019, An Archaeological Survey of an area of Walkhampton Common, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, Appendix, Figure 6 (Report - Survey). SDV363478.

Newman, P., 2019, Walkhampton Common Survey data (GIS and Excel Spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV363701.

Hut circle shown on survey.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

'Hut Circle' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221583Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE98. OSAD Card SX57SE98. Card Index. SX57SE98.
SDV221584Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1968. F42/58/8609. royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 25.
SDV249910Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Dousland to Rundlestone Water Main. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152607.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 43, Map 45.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV62013Related to: Fragmentary field system west of the Great Western Reave, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8225 - Survey of an area of Walkhampton CommonSurvey of an area of Walkhampton Common
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Apr 4 2021 10:52AM