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HER Number:MDV4933
Name:Hut circle Q in settlement north of Hart Tor

Summary

Hut is terraced into the hillslope and is of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. The interior of the structure measures 4.6m in diameter and is defined by a 2.5m wide wall standing up to 0.8m high. The doorway faces south-west and is lined on both sides with slabs. Hut is terraced into the hillslope and is of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. The interior of the structure measures 4.6m in diameter and is defined by a 2.5m wide wall standing up to 0.8m high. The doorway faces south-west and is lined on both sides with slabs.

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/42/17
  • 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 Q (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV276586.

24/8/1950 (SX 5818 7242) Hut Q (8.0m diameter, walls 0.9m high, 1.5m wide maximum). Double walled, entrance clearly defined to the south-west. Condition very good.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130730, 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.
Stone hut circle within a large unenclosed stone hut circle settlement. Terraced into the hillslope and is of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. The interior of the structure measures 4.6m in diameter and is defined by a 2.5m wide wall standing up to 0.8m high. The doorway faces south-west and is lined on both sides with slabs.
This settlement was partially excavated in 1895 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, but it is not known which huts were investigated. A particularly visually impressive example.

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.

Visible on the aerial photography.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-102 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 11/11/2019. Overall condition good. Photo X2 taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-102 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 110° showing grass, moss and heather covering with gorse outcrops. Photo looking 110° showing animal scrape against inside of E wall.

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 Q.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130730, 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: #122664 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-102.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-102.

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 2:11PM