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HER Number:MDV4927
Name:Hut circle F in settlement north of Hart Tor

Summary

Hut terraced into the hillslope; survives as an earthwork of the simple plan type. The interior of the structure measures 5.2m in diameter and is defined by a 1.8m wide bank standing up to 0.6m high. A gap in the western length of the wall may represent a doorway.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 581 725
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 20
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/42/11
  • Old SAM County Ref: 831
  • Old SAM Ref: 22303
  • Pastscape: 440082

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1896, Third Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 189-191189-191 (Article in Serial). SDV260468.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE20, Hut F (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV276586.

24/8/1950 (SX 5814 7251) Hut F (7.8m diameter, walls 0.6m high on the north side). Only traces of this hut circle remain to the west and south-west. The remaining stones appear to have been used to build up the wall on the north side for shooting practice. The entrance appears to be to the south-west, its condition is fair.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130715, 09/12/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Thirty-six stone hut circles and an irregular aggregate field system forming part of an unenclosed stone hut circle settlement 450m north of Hart Tor. The building is terraced into the hillslope and survives as an earthwork of the simple plan type. The interior of the structure measures 5.2m in diameter and is defined by a 1.8m wide bank standing up to 0.6m high. A gap in the western length of the wall may represent a doorway.
This settlement was partially excavated in 1895 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, but it is not known which huts were investigated.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 46.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

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

Clearly visible on the aerial photography.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-105 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 15/11/2019. Overall condition good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-105 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 050° showing grass, moss and heather covering with gorse outrops.

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. Map 46.1.
SDV260468Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1896. Third Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 28. Unknown. 189-191189-191.
SDV276586Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE20. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Hut F.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130715, 09/12/1992.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #122621 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-105.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-105.

Associated Monuments

MDV51520Related to: Hart Tor Rifle Range (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7517 - Survey of Har Tor tin works
  • EDV7525 - Survey of Hart Tor prehistoric settlement

Date Last Edited:Nov 21 2019 2:40PM