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HER Number:MDV4967
Name:Hut circle B in enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries

Summary

Hut was excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in the late 19th century. Hut measures 4.9 metres in diameter. Single orthostat and rubble wall 1.7 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. A 180 degree facing gap may represent a doorway. Rubble walls leading away to the east from the exterior wall of the hut measure 0.8 metres wide and up to 0.2 metres may be the result of robbing or other interference. Animal burrowing in western part of the hut noted in 2000. Low grass.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 567 729
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/87/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 938
  • Old SAM Ref: 24108
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1898, Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 103 (Article in Serial). SDV337066.

Hut 6 was excavated by the Committee. The floor near the entrance was paved. There was a cooking hole in the north-eastern portion of the circle, which was 0.27 metres deep and 0.22 metres in diameter. Finds included charcoal, one cooking stone, a crystal of quartz and some fragments of pottery.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE41 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV276070.

(25/8/1950) One of a group of 17 hut circles, given the letter 'B'. Double walled type, diameter 6.5 metres, wall width 1.5 metres, height 0.5 metres, composed of turf-covered stones. Condition fairly good. There are two possible entrances, one on south side and one on east side.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP152565, 21/3/2000 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement at Yes Tor Bottom, 1120 metres east-north-east of Criptor.
Diameter 4.9 metres. Single orthostat and rubble wall 1.7 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. A 180 degree facing gap may represent a doorway. Rubble walls leading away to the east from the exterior wall of the hut measure 0.8 metres wide and up to 0.2 metres may be the result of robbing or other interference. Current animal burrowing in western part of the hut. Low grass.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 18-20, fig 44.2 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler's hut 6 (5.2 metres in diameter).


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


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

Visited 22/04/2019 Slight gorse and livestock tracks Good condition Photo taken


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

Visited 22/04/2019

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. 18-20, fig 44.2.
SDV276070Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE41. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP152565, 21/3/2000.
SDV337066Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1898. Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 103.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114577 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4964Related to: Enclosure in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4966Related to: Hut circle A in enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4968Related to: Hut circle C in enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2019 3:18PM