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HER Number:MDV3693
Name:Hut A in settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor

Summary

Hut circle with a simple plan and double orthostat walling. Internal diameter 8.0 metres. Wall 1.3 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. Doorway faces south-west, and is lined on both sides with slabs. Small compartment built against east-south-east inside wall measures 2.5 metres in diameter and is defined by rubble partition wall 1.5 metres wide, 0.3 metres high. This is probably represents a temporary shelter constructed during military training or tinworking.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 576 730
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 26
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/1/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 935
  • Old SAM Ref: 22324
  • Pastscape: 440098

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • SHELTER (Constructed, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE26, A (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV225907.

One of a group of nine hut circles.
(24/8/1950) Hut A (SX5770 7305). Diameter 8.0 metres, width of walls 2.0 metres, height 0.5 metres. Of double walled type, composed of large rocks and stones, which are turf-covered. Condition good; entrance to the south-western side.


National Monument Record, 1976, NMR SX5773/1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV225980.


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

Hut is visible on 1976 aerial photographs and is recorded on map overlay.


Fleming, A., 1988, The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, 74-82 (Monograph). SDV229071.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP130643, 8/10/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle terraced into hillslope at SX5770 7306. Simple plan and double orthostat walling. Internal diameter 8.0 metres. Wall 1.3 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. Doorway faces south-west, and is lined on both sides with slabs. Small compartment built against east-south-east inside wall measures 2.5 metres in diameter and is defined by rubble partition wall 1.5 metres wide, 0.3 metres high. This is similar to one excavated at Site F, Holne Moor, and probably represents a temporary shelter constructed during military training or tinworking.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 21-22, Map 44.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler's hut 1; one of the larger buildings, this has an internal wall.
One of twelve hut circles lie in an exposed position just below the Princetown Railway track. Partially explored by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee they had previously been much pulled about by stone cutters.


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

Visible on the aerial photography.


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

Visited 26/12/2018. Peaty grass cover but overall hut is in good condition.

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. 21-22, Map 44.3.
SDV225907Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE26. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. A.
SDV225980Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. NMR SX5773/1. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
SDV229071Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1988. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. Hardback Volume. 74-82.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP130643, 8/10/1992.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114397 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3692Part of: Hut circle settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor (Monument)
MDV3694Related to: Hut B in settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor (Monument)
MDV3696Related to: Hut D in settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 25 2019 11:46AM