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HER Number:MDV3700
Name:Hut H in settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor

Summary

Hut measures 5.0 metres in diameter (internally), wall 1.5 metres wide, 0.4 metres high. Doorway faces south-south-east and is lined on both sides with slabs. A curved wall within the building may represent evidence for a smaller hut built within. Two small rectangular structures attached to the outer face each measure 3.0 metres by 1.2 metres and are defined by rubble walls 0.9 metres wide, 0.2 metres high. These probably represent shelters constructed during military training or tin working. A boundary wall leads south-south-west.

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/1/16
  • 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))

Full description

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

Hut circle. One of a group of nine hut circles, south of the track of an old railway.
(24/8/1950) Hut H (SX5769 7307). Double walled type diameter 6.5 metres, wall width 1.25 metres, height 0.4 metres, composed of turf-covered stones; pillaged on the east side. Condition fair, entrance on south side.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130644, 8/10/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle terraced into hillslope at SX5768 7307. Simple plan and single orthostat walling. Internal diameter 5.0 metres. Wall 1.5 metres wide, 0.4 metres high. Doorway faces south-south-east and is lined on both sides with slabs.
A curved wall within the building may represent evidence for a smaller hut built within. This would parallel Site F on Holne Moor (see A. Fleming).
Two small rectangular structures attached to the outer face each measure 3.0 metres by 1.2 metres and are defined by rubble walls 0.9 metres wide, 0.2 metres high. These probably represent shelters constructed during military training or tin working. A boundary wall leads south-south-west.


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

Butler's hut 6 (diameter 4.2 metres), shown with smaller hut, or annex (2.0 metres) adjoining on the north-western side. He records part of the hut wall is missing.
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. This hut is in reasonable 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. H.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130644, 8/10/1992.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114403 ]
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)
MDV50224Related to: Bank at edge of settlement south of North Hessary Tor (Monument)
MDV3699Related to: Hut G in settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2019 4:11PM