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HER Number:MDV3701
Name:Hut I in settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor

Summary

Hut has an internal diameter of 4.3 metres. Wall 1.4 metres wide, 0.7 metres high. A small compartment built against north-west inside wall measures 2.0 metres by 1.8 metres and is defined by rubble partition wall 1.0 metres wide, 0.3 metres high. This is probably a post medieval temporary shelter constructed during military training or tin working.

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/1/17
  • 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, I (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 I (SX5770 7304). Remains of a hut circle. Small and in ruinous condition diameter 4.0 metres, wall height 0.3 metres. Difficult to say whether it was originally double walled. Entrance appears to be on the south side.


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


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP130642, 8/10/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle terraced into hillslope at SX57707304. Simple plan and single orthostat walling. Internal diameter 4.3 metres. Wall 1.4 metres wide, 0.7 metres high.
Small compartment built against north-west inside wall measures 2.0 metres by 1.8 metres and is defined by rubble partition wall 1.0 metres wide, 0.3 metres high. This is similar in character to one excavated at site F on Holne Moor, and is probably a post medieval temporary shelter constructed during military training or tin working (see Fleming, 1988).


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

Butler's hut 4. 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.


Derry, C., 2018, MDV3701 (Photograph). SDV362784.


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

Visited 26/12/2018. Peaty grass cover but overall hut are in good condition. See photograph.

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.
SDV225907Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE26. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. I.
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. MPP130642, 8/10/1992.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114404 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV362784Photograph: Derry, C.. 2018. MDV3701. 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)
MDV49787Related to: Hut J in settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2019 10:59AM