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HER Number:MDV3758
Name:Hut Circle 110 metres north-east of Routrundle Deserted Medieval Farmstead, Walkhampton


Double walled hut circle, 5.6 metres internal diameter, with a south-east facing entrance. Considerable field clearance appears to have taken place at some time and it is likely that there were other huts in the vicinity.


Grid Reference:SX 553 719
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural remains of a Bronze Age hut circle south-west of the dismantled railway on Walkhampton Common

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/23
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 02/07/1964, F62/58/6399, 44-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV272301.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4441-2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

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

Visible on RAF aerial photos. Recorded.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 42, Map 45 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hut circle of 6.0 metres diameter on the open common to the north of the Routrundle enclosures.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Hut circle marked.

National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape (Website). SDV355682.

Undated hut circle.
Site visit 26th June 1980. Hut circle on a slight south-west slope within an area of bracken-covered moorland. It has an internal diameter of 5.6 metres with a levelled interior and double walling 0.9 metres wide and 0.5metres high. There is an entrance gap in the south-east.
A few widely scattered rickles of stone from 5.0 metres to 20.0 metres long represent the vestiges of a field system of uncertain extent and character. At some time there has been considerable clearance, with stones heaped beside the newtake wall, and it is probable that there were further huts in the area. NMR No. SX57SE51. Record last updated: N/A.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX57SE51 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV271789.

Site visit 28th August 1950. Solitary hut circle of double walled type, composed of turf-covered stones. Entrance in south-east side. Diameter 7.0 metres, wall 1.5 metres wide, 0.5 metres high. In fair condition.

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. 42, Map 45.
SDV271789Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX57SE51. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV272301Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 02/07/1964. F62/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 44-5.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4441-2.
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.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #89553 ]
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV130390Related to: Hut Circle 50 metres east of Routrundle Deserted Medieval Farmstead, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 3 2021 10:47AM