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HER Number:MDV3734
Name:Hut circle in settlement south-west of Devil's Bridge, Walkhampton

Summary

Hut circle in settlement to the south of the road to the south-west of Devil's Bridge

Location

Grid Reference:SX 578 726
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/12/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 829
  • Old SAM Ref: 22273

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 02/07/1964, F62/58/6399, 40-42 (Aerial Photograph). SDV272301.

Photograph taken on 2nd July 1964.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE28, SX57SE28 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV220805.

Site visited on 25th August 1950. One of a group of four hut circles south-west of Devil's Bridge. Hut 'A' a large hut circle of double walled type, 11.5 metres diameter, wall height 0.7 metres, width 1.3 metres, condition good, entrance at south.

Robinson, R., 1984, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984 (Un-published). SDV343082.

Visited on 30th May 1984.

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

Not visible on 1945 aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130693 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 8th October 1992. Hut circle attached to an enclosure. Terraced into the hillslope and is of the conjoined plan and orthostat walling type. Interior of north-west room measures 5.7 metres in diameter and is defined around the northern arc by a 1.4 metres wide single orthostat wall standing up to 0.6 metres high. The arc of this structure is no longer visible at ground level and survives as a buried feature. The south-east room is defined by a 1.9 metres wide and 0.8 metres high double orthostat wall surrounding a 9.5 metres diameter internal area. The ground surface within the interior of this room is uneven and this may suggest partial early excavation. A gap in the south wall represents the site of a doorway.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 46 (Monograph). SDV137656.

One of five hut circles shown at settlement to the south-west of Devil's Bridge.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Adjoining hut circles visible on aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 09 July 2019 SX57806 72686 Internal diameter 9.5 metres. Slight evidence of livestock. 90% internal inundation of reeds. Condition OK. Photo taken

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 09 July 2019. Photo taken from south west looking towards the north east

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Adjoining hut circles shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1011253 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Site visited on 23rd September 1970. A group of hut circles to the south of the B3212. Four of the hut circles are well preserved, three being 6.40 metres in diameter, and one being 7.32 metres in diameter. There are also the remains of two badly robbed hut circles.

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. Map 46.
SDV220805Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE28. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX57SE28.
SDV272301Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 02/07/1964. F62/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 40-42.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130693.
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.
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #129633 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1011253.

Associated Monuments

MDV50063Part of: Unenclosed hut circle settlement on south side of the road, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3735Related to: Hut circle in settlement south-west of Devil's Bridge, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3736Related to: Hut circle in settlement south-west of Devil's Bridge, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3737Related to: Hut circle in settlement south-west of Devil's Bridge, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV50099Related to: Hut circle south of settlement south-west of Devil's Bridge, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7517 - Survey of Har Tor tin works
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Apr 9 2021 11:53AM