HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV3763
Name:Hut A attached to enclosure in settlement north-east of Sharpitor


A stone hut circle built across the line of the western boundary wall of enclosure (MDV14308), attached to its perimeter wall. Hut A as described by the Ordnance Survey in the 1950s; diameter 4.5 metres, wall width 0.5 metres.


Grid Reference:SX 561 706
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/28/6
  • Old SAM Ref: 22272

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX57SE47, A (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV272512.

Visited 29/10/1951 (SX 5611 7060) One of a group of 6 hut circles. Hut A. Scattered stones embedded in turf forming a circle. Not clearly defined. In the immediate vicinity are cropmarks probably representing similar features. Diameter 4.5 metres, wall width 0.5 metres.

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

See main settlement record.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Mentioned in Gerrard's details for enclosure MDV14308, but no detail for this hut from Gerrard could be found in the records (Richards, A. F., 16/07/2019).

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 39, Map 45.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler on plan (hut 1). Measures 3.4 metres in diameter.

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

Clearly visible on the aerial photography.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Shown on the modern base mapping but slighttly to the south-east of its location as viewed on the 2015-17 aerial photography.

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. 39, Map 45.3.
SDV272512Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX57SE47. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. A.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 1992.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #118718 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV49055Part of: Unenclosed hut circle settlement, Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV14308Related to: Enclosure 320 metres north-east of Sharpitor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2019 12:50PM