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HER Number:MDV3737
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

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE28
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/12/3
  • 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 25th August 1950. One of a group of four hut circles south-west of Devil's Bridge. Hut 'D' with diameter 7.0 metres and walls 0.4 metres high. Composed of single large boulders, apparently robbed of most small stones. One or two remain. Earthbound stones on exterior of circle indicate that this may have been of double walled type. No apparent entrance.

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 130698 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 8th October 1992. At SX57857259, hut circle terraced into the hillslope. Simple plan and single orthostat walling type. The interior measures 6.6 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.0 metres wide wall standing up to 0.4 metres high. It forms an outlying part of a small enclosed settlement situated immediately to the north. This hut lies within a field system which now survives largely as a buried feature and cannot therefore be mapped.

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. SX57815 72656. Internal diameter 6.7 meters. Slight livestock damage around a few of the more obvious stones but in overall good condition. Photo taken

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

Visited 09 July 2019. Photo taken looking towards North Hessary mast (south to 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 130698.
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: #129632 ]
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)
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)
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