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HER Number:MDV4932
Name:Hut circle R in settlement north of Hart Tor

Summary

Hut is terraced into the hillslope (straight porch plan and double orthostat walling type). The interior of the structure measures 7m in diameter and is defined by a 2m wide wall standing up to 0.9m high. The doorway faces south-south-west and is partly blocked. A 3m long straight porch composed of large boulders eastern side of the doorway. This hut was probably partially excavated in 1895 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. This stone hut circle survives well and is one of the largest and most visually impressive huts within the settlement.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 581 724
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/42/16
  • 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, 189-191 (Article in Serial). SDV260468.

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

24/8/1950 (SX 5816 7242) Hut R (10.0m diameter, walls 0.5m high, 1.5m wide). A large double walled type, stones much spread. Entrance possibly to the south. Condition fair to good.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130719, 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 is of the straight porch plan and double orthostat walling type. The interior of the structure measures 7m in diameter and is defined by a 2m wide wall standing up to 0.9m high. The doorway faces south-south-west and is partly blocked. A 3m long straight porch composed of large boulders eastern side of the doorway.
This hut was probably partially excavated in 1895 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. This stone hut circle survives well and is one of the largest and most visually impressive huts within the settlement.

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-100 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-100 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 150° showing grass, moss and heather cover.

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. 189-191.
SDV276586Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE20. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Hut R.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130719, 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: #122629 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-100.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-100.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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 9:41AM