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HER Number:MDV3798
Name:Unenclosed hut settlement on Walkhampton Common

Summary

This unenclosed scattered hut settlement consisting of seven huts. Recorded in 1980 as being in poor condition. One has a subdivision and another is set within a circular yard, or has utilized the remains of a large hut. There is no surface trace of field walls in association with this settlement.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 725
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 29
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/45
  • Old SAM Ref: 28729
  • Pastscape: 440109

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1898, Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 99 (Article in Serial). SDV337066.


Victoria County History, 1906, The Victoria History of the County of Devon, 356 (Article in Serial). SDV238214.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX57SE29 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV216331.

One of a group of 10 hut circles at Yes Tor bottom on Walkhampton Common. Flint implements and fragments, pots and pot-boilers, found in the area (citing Rowe's Perambulation, p 416)
See related records for details.


Royal Air Force, 1964, 58/6399, 42-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV225273.


Ancient Monuments, 1973, Schedule Description, 26/4/1973 (Schedule Document). SDV271976.

Very fine group of hut circles, all large. Entrances consistently on south-west. They are set, unenclosed, beside a small stream - one of the huts juts out into the stream on a platform. Under moorland grass.


National Monument Record, 1976, SX5772, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV271979.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

A group of ten hut circles at Yes Tor Bottom on Walkhampton Common. Only six of these hut circles are visible on the aerial photographs and they correspond to those shown on the Ordnance Survey card and plan dated 1964.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 22, map 44.5 (Monograph). SDV137656.

A widely dispersed group of 7 hut circles of mixed sizes; the largest hut is 7.6 metres and the best preserved hut is 5.5 metres. There seems to have been little interference with the site and the oval shapes of three huts are probably the result of the upper walls collapsing down the slope. The other three buildings are all of 3.2 metres in diameter.


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

Seven huts are shown on the modern mapping, which appears to match the aerial photography of the area fairly well.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape (Website). SDV362732.

An open settlement of seven huts, is centred at SX 57107251, and situated at 361 metres OD on a west slope (see plan) All the huts appear to be of Type 2 (SX 56 NE 71) and are in poor condition. They have levelled interiors, with diameters measuring from 3.2 metres to 8.0 metres and walling averaging 1.2 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. Where visible entrances are to the south and south-west.
One hut, at SX 57097246, has an internal sub-division and another, at SX 57137257 is within a circular yard 9.7 metres in diameter or has utilized the remains of a large hut.
No associated fields or plots are visible in the vicinity of the settlement. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD and at 1:2500 (citing Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments, 16/6/1980).
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This unenclosed scattered hut settlement lies in thick moorland grass. There is no surface trace of field walls.
Surveyed at 1:2500 scale (citing Fletcher, M. J., 29/07/2007, English Heritage Field Investigation).

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. 22, map 44.5.
SDV216331Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX57SE29. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV225273Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. 58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 42-3.
SDV238214Article in Serial: Victoria County History. 1906. The Victoria History of the County of Devon. Victoria History of the County of Devon. 1. Unknown. 356.
SDV271976Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1973. Schedule Description. The Schedule of Monuments. 26/4/1973.
SDV271979Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX5772. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337066Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1898. Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 99.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114708 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV4098Parent of: Hut A in settlement on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV3804Parent of: Hut B in settlement on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV4095Parent of: Hut C in settlement on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV4096Parent of: Hut D in settlement on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV3801Parent of: Hut E in settlement on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV3802Parent of: Hut F in settlement on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV3803Parent of: Hut G in settlement on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV3800Parent of: Hut I in settlement on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV4097Parent of: Hut J? in settlement on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV3799Related to: Hut in settlement on Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 14 2019 9:25AM