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HER Number:MDV3695
Name:Hut C in settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor

Summary

Hut circle has simple plan and double orthostat walling. Internal diameter 7.2 metres, wall 2.3 metres wide, 1.1 metres high. Doorway to south, lined on both sides with slabs, more recent compartment built against inside north-west wall measures 4.0 metres by 2.9 metres, defined by rubble wall 1.2 wide, 0.3 metres high. May represent a smaller hut built within main structure - paralleling those seen on Holne Moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 577 730
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/1/12
  • 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, C (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV225907.

One of a group of nine hut circles, south of the track of an old railway.
(24/8/1950) Hut C (SX5773 7305). Of double walled type, diameter 8.0 metres, walls 2.0 metres wide, 0.5 metres high, two very large stones built into the south side. Condition good - entrance to the south.


Fleming, A., 1988, The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, 76 (Monograph). SDV229071.

Holne Moor parallel.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP130647, 8/10/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle terraced into hillslope at SX577 27305. Simple plan and double orthostat walling. Internal diameter 7.2 metres, wall 2.3 metres wide, 1.1 metres high.
Doorway to south, lined on both sides with slabs, more recent compartment built against inside north-west wall measures 4.0 metres by 2.9 metres, defined by rubble wall 1.2 wide, 0.3 metres high. May represent a smaller hut built within main structure - paralleling Site F, Holne Moor (see A. Fleming, 1988).


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 21-2, Map 44.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler's hut 3; 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. All three hut have peat/grass covering but are 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. 21-2, Map 44.3.
SDV225907Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE26. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. C.
SDV229071Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1988. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. Hardback Volume. 76.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP130647, 8/10/1992.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114399 ]
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)
MDV3697Related to: Hut E in settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2019 11:02AM