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HER Number:MDV3715
Name:Hut circle near enclosures south of Leedon Tor

Summary

One of a group of 13 hut circles associated with two enclosures, south of Leeden Tor. This is one of four hut circles which lie to the west of the enclosures and are arranged in a row aligned south-west by north-east. Internal diameter 7.4 metres. Coursed wall 2.4 metres wide, 1.0 metre high. Doorway to south. Small pit against the west wall may have been caused by robbing, but probably is result of re-use as military mortar emplacement.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 561 710
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/5/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 828
  • Old SAM Ref: 22266

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE43, Hut H (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 (no grid reference recorded for this hut, but it appears most likely to refer to this feature) Hut H. Double wall, diameter 9.0 metres, wall width 2.0 metres, height 0.7 metres, entrance to south-east. Condition very good interior very uneven and covered with turf and heather.


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

This is one of four hut circles visible on the 1976 National Monuments Record aerial photographs which are apparently laid out in a row (citing NMR, SX5671/1 (8/4/1976)).


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

Visited 23/4/1992 (SX56117107) Internal diameter 7.4 metres. Coursed wall 2.4 metres wide, 1.0 metre high. Doorway to south. Small pit against the west wall may have been caused by robbing, but probably is result of re-use as military mortar emplacement.


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

Visited 09/04/2019. Gorse on walls Condition good Photo taken


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

Visited 09/04/2019. Photo taken


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 H.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
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.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #89348 ]
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

MDV3702Related to: Enclosed stone hut circle settlement 700 metres south of Leeden Tor (Monument)
MDV3711Related to: Enclosure 580 metres south of Leeden Tor (Monument)
MDV3716Related to: Hut circle near enclosure 700 metres south of Leedon Tor (Monument)
MDV3717Related to: Hut circle near enclosure 700 metres south of Leedon Tor (Monument)
MDV3714Related to: Hut circle near enclosures south of Leedon Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2019 2:37PM