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HER Number:MDV3799
Name:Hut in settlement on Walkhampton Common


Hut to the west of the dry leat in an unenclosed settlement on Walkhampton Common. Diameter 3.6 metres by 3.0 metres. Single orthostat wall 0.9 metres wide, orientated at 95 degrees. Grass, bilberry and gorse.


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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/45/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 28729
  • 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, 1951, SX57SE29, 24/8/1950 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV216331.

Hut H (SX5711 7250). Double walled type. Small, diameter 5.0 metres, width of wall 1.25 metres, height 0.3 metres. Composed of turf-covered stones. Condition fair. Entrance on south-east side.
(Unclear if this is Hut H as the grid reference doesn't match, although the other locations given for these huts are all slightly inaccurate. This source data has been included on this record and it appears to match fairly closely the later description given by Gerrard. Richards, A. F., 04/01/2019).

Royal Air Force, 1964, 58/6399, 042-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV225273.

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

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149399, 19/8/1998 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of an unenclosed prehistoric settlement on Walkhampton Common lying 1050 metres south-west of Devil's Bridge.
Diameter 3.6 metres by 3.0 metres. Single orthostat wall 0.9 metres wide, orientated at 95 degrees. Grass, bilberry and gorse.

GetMapping PLC, 2015, 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV359717.

Visible on the aerial photography.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Thick gorse on banks but in good condition

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

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV216331Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX57SE29. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 24/8/1950.
SDV225273Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. 58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 042-3.
SDV271979Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX5772. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149399, 19/8/1998.
SDV359717Aerial Photograph: GetMapping PLC. 2015. 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution). 2015 Aerial Photograph. Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114729 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4098Related to: Hut A in settlement on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV3798Related to: Unenclosed hut settlement on Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2019 12:48PM