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HER Number:MDV4098
Name:Hut A in settlement on Walkhampton Common

Summary

Hut circle with a smaller, later hut inside; part of an unenclosed prehistoric settlement on Walkhampton Common. Main hut has a diameter of 6.9 metres. Double orthostat wall 2.5 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. A second hut lies with the eastern part of the interior measuring 2.6 metres in diameter. It is defined by a rubble bank wall measuring 1.2 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. Grass and bilberry.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 725
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/48
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/48/1
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/48/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 28729

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 A (SX5713 7261). Double walled type, 9.0 metres in diameter. Wall width 2.0 metres, height 0.5 metres. In fairly good condition, composed of turf-covered stones. Entrance to south.


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


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149398 & 152057, 29/1/1999 (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.
Hut circle diameter 6.9 metres. Double orthostat wall 2.5 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. A second hut lying with the eastern part of the interior measures 2.6 metres in diameter and is defined by a rubble bank wall measuring 1.2 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. Grass and bilberry.


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

The aerial photography shows the larger hut well, but it is not possible to ascertain the smaller hut within it.


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

Visited 28/01/2019 Grass & moss. Good condition


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

Hut with smaller hut inside shown 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.
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 149398 & 152057, 29/1/1999.
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: #114716 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3798Part of: Unenclosed hut 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:Jul 2 2019 12:58PM