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HER Number:MDV3735
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 577 726
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE28
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/12/1
  • 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

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

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

Visited on 25th August 1950. One of a group of four hut circles south-west of Devil's Bridge. Hut 'B' in a much despoiled condition. Diameter 8.5 metres with walls 0.3 metres high. Apparently of double walled type. Difficult to estimate position of entrance, but there are two tall stones standing to the east.

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

Visited on 30th May 1984.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130695 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 8th October 1992. At SX57847266 a hut circle terraced into the hillslope. Conjoined plan and single orthostat walling type. The interior of the west room measures 5 metres in diameter and is defined around the northern arc by a 1.3 metres wide wall standing up to 0.3 metres high. The east room is defined by a 1.0 metres wide and 0.4 metres high earthwork bank surrounding a 3 metres diameter internal area.

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.

Visible on aerial photograph.

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

Visited 09 July 2019. SX 57781 72671 Internal diameter 5.5 meters. Although previously described as "much despoiled" this hut appeared in good condition. There is possibly an internal division at the north east side measuring 1.5 meters by 5.0 meters. Slight evidence of livestock. Photos X 2 taken

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

Visited 09 July 2019. Photos X 2 taken. 1) hut circle looking from the south towards the north 2) the hut showing the possible inner wall with the tape measure indicating the position. From the south looking north

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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

This monument includes an irregular shaped enclosure containing six stone hut circles situated on a gentle south-facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Meavy.

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.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130695.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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: #129630 ]
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)
MDV130417Related to: Hut circle in settlement south-west of Devil's Bridge, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3734Related 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