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HER Number:MDV3782
Name:Hut circle in settlement west of Siward's or Nun's Cross, Walkhampton

Summary

One of two stone hut circles in the south-west part of an unenclosed hut circle settlement. One of a group of five hut circles on hillside between two headstreams of Newlycombe Lake

Location

Grid Reference:SX 596 700
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE59
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/37/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 833
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE59, SX57SE59 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV232421.

Site visited on 13th July 1970. One of a group of four hut circles on hillside between two headstreams of Newlycombe Lake. Hut 'A'. Double stone wall with entrance gap on south side and one recumbant door post. Measures 6.9 metres by 6.4 metres, wall height 0.5 metres. Vis=22/9/1970 (ancient monuments) one of a group of four hut circles. Vis=not visible on raf 1946 photos (rchm app 1985).

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

Not visible on 1946 aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133150 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 6th May 1993. Western of two stone hut circles 850 metres west of Siward's or Nun's Cross on western edge of settlement. Terraced into the hillside and of the simple plan and single orthostat walling type. Interior measures 5.0 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.7 metres wide wall standing up to 0.6 metres high.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 65, Map 47 (Monograph). SDV137656.

One of four heather covered hut circles of 3.2 metres to 5.5 metres diameter.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1008647 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This monument includes two stone hut circles situated on the western edge of an unenclosed stone hut circle settlement, lying on a west-facing slope overlooking Newleycombe Lake. Both stone hut circles are terraced into the hillside and are composed of stone and earth walls surrounding circular internal areas. The interior of the western building measures 5.0 metres in diameter and the 1.7 metres wide wall stands up to 0.6 metres high. This monument lies within an area which has been extensively mined for tin, and earthworks associated with this activity survive nearby.

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. 65, Map 47.
SDV232421Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE59. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX57SE59.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133150.
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.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129647 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1008647.

Associated Monuments

MDV50895Part of: Unenclosed hut circle settlement within an area of tin workings, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV50898Related to: Hut circle in settlement west of Siward's or Nun's Cross, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3780Related to: Hut circle in settlement west of Siward's or Nun's Cross, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3781Related to: Hut circle in settlement west of Siward's or Nun's Cross, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3783Related to: Hut circle in settlement west of Siward's or Nun's Cross, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project
  • EDV6034 - Monument Condition Survey in Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6152 - Follow-up Works to Threatened Sites in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6153 - Monument Baseline Condition Survey in the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Apr 11 2021 11:48AM