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HER Number:MDV3708
Name:Large hut circle east of enclosure 580 metres south of Leeden Tor

Summary

Large hut with later shelter outside circular enclosure south of Leeden Tor. Internal diameter measures 9.0 metres. Coursed wall 1.7 metres wide, 1.0 metres high. Contains two structures which may represent internal partitions or later additions. One lies against the south wall and is oval, 1.8 metres by 1.0 metre internally, with 0.9 metres wide, 0.3 metres high rubble wall. Probably a post-medieval shelter. The other lies in the northern part of the hut and includes a 1.4 metre wide, 0.3 metre high rubble wall enclosing an area 5.0 metres by 2.0 metres. Probably a partition.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 562 711
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/3
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/3/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 828
  • Old SAM Ref: 22263
  • Old SAM Ref: 22263

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, SX57SE43, Hut A (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV272991.

One of a group of 13 hut circles and an enclosure, south of Leeden Tor.
Visited 24/8/1950 (SX 5625 7110) Hut A. Diameter 9.5 metres, wall width 2.0 metres, height 0.75 metres. Composed of very large granite stones, two of which clearly mark the entrance at the south. The interior is a collection of many large boulders of granite, which appear to have tumbled from the wall. The floor of this circle is very uneven. Condition very good.


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

Visited 23/4/1992 (SX 5625 7111) Internal diameter measures 9.0 metres. Coursed wall 1.7 metres wide, 1.0 metres high. Contains two structures which may represent internal partitions or later additions. One lies against the south wall and is oval, 1.8 metres by 1.0 metre internally, with 0.9 metres wide, 0.3 metres high rubble wall. Probably a post-medieval shelter. The other lies in the northern part of the hut and includes a 1.4 metre wide, 0.3 metre high rubble wall enclosing an area 5.0 metres by 2.0 metres. Probably a partition.


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

Visited 10/04/2019. Significant door way orthostat. Good condition Photos X 2 taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 10/04/2019 Photos X 2 taken . One showing the orthostat door way


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Depicted on the modern mapping, which matches the 2015 aerial photography for this area quite well, so is assumed to be fairly accurate.


Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

See designation record for detail.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV272991Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE43. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Hut A.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3711Related to: Enclosure 580 metres south of Leeden Tor (Monument)
MDV3709Related to: Hut circle east of enclosure 580 metres south of Leeden Tor (Monument)
MDV48313Related to: Small hut circle south of small enclosure south of Leeden Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2019 1:34PM