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HER Number:MDV4941
Name:Hut circle U in settlement north of Hart Tor

Summary

Stone hut circle forming part of a large unenclosed stone hut circle settlement situated between Devil's Bridge and Hart Tor. The hut is terraced into the hillside and is of the simple plan and single orthostat walling type. The interior of the building measures 4.5m in diameter and is defined by a 1.1m wide wall standing up to 0.6m high. This settlement was partially excavated in 1895 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, but it is not known which huts were investigated.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 581 723
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/42/23
  • Old SAM County Ref: 831
  • Old SAM Ref: 22304
  • 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 U (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV276586.

24/8/1950 (SX 5812 7232) Hut U (5.5m diameter, walls 0.3m high). Entrance at south has been much despoiled. Condition fair.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130724, 09/12/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a large unenclosed stone hut circle settlement situated between Devil's Bridge and Hart Tor. The hut is terraced into the hillside and is of the simple plan and single orthostat walling type. The interior of the building measures 4.5m in diameter and is defined by a 1.1m wide wall standing up to 0.6m high. This settlement was partially excavated in 1895 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, but it is not known which huts were investigated.

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-98 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-98 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 090° showing grass and moss 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 U.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130724, 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: #122618 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-98.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-98.

Associated Monuments

MDV50252Related to: Hut circle 330m north of Hart Tor (Monument)
MDV4940Related to: Hut circle V in settlement north of Hart Tor (Monument)
MDV4939Related to: Hut circle W in settlement north of Hart Tor (Monument)
MDV50253Related to: Stone hut circle 310m north of Hart Tor (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 9:16AM