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HER Number:MDV3736
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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/12/2
  • 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.

Site visited on 28th August 1950. One of a group of four hut circles, south-west of Devil's Bridge. Hut 'C' of a single circle of stones although one or two outside suggest possibility of having been a double walled type. Very much despoiled to south and east and no indication of an entrance. Condition poor. Diameter 5.8 metres with walls 0.4 metres high. Consists of large earthbound stones, the largest one of which forms part of the wall to the western extreme.

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 130692 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 8th October 1992. Hut circle attached to an enclosure. Terraced into the hillslope, and of the simple plan and rubble bank walling type. The interior measures 4.2 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.0 metres wide wall standing up to 0.2 metres high.

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.

Hut circle shown as a hook shaped feature on aerial photograph.

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

Visited 09 July 2019. Sx 57785 72657. Previously described as "much despoiled" and "poor condition" but appart from slight livestock evidence this hut was in good overall condition. Although the south and east side did not have large stones there were obvious smaller stones in situ. Photo taken

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

Visited 09 July 2019 Photo taken from the south looking towards the 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 130692.
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: #129631 ]
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)
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)
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