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HER Number:MDV4934
Name:Hut circle J in settlement north of Hart Tor

Summary

Stone hut circle within a large unenclosed stone hut circle settlement. The building is terraced into the hillslope and is of the simple 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.
A 4m long, 2.5m wide and 0.25m deep hollow situated within the southern part of the hut is probably the result of a partial excavation in 1895 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. This hut is one of the largest within the settlement.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 582 724
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/42/18
  • 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 J (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV276586.

24/8/1950 (SX 5823 7245) Hut J. It has an anti-chamber formed by an interior wall running west to east. The whole feature measures 9.0m in diameter. The entrance is to the west and the interior wall appears to divert to the south at two metres from the main entrance. The southern 'compartment' is very much hollowed and is 0.3m lower than the northern one. Condition very good. Height of wall of hut circle maximum 0.9m (south) and 0.4m high at north.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130742, 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. The building is terraced into the hillslope and is of the simple 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.
A 4m long, 2.5m wide and 0.25m deep hollow situated within the southern part of the hut is probably the result of a partial excavation in 1895 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. This hut is one of the largest within the settlement.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, Map 46.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

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-104 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-104 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 340° showing grass, moss, heather and reed covering.

Sources / Further Reading

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 J.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130742, 09/12/1992.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. Map 46.1.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #122633 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-104.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-104.

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 2:29PM