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HER Number:MDV4968
Name:Hut circle C in enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries

Summary

Hut was excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in the late 19th century. Hut measures 3.4 metres in diameter, with rubble and double orthostat wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. A 195 degree facing gap faced on the west represents an original doorway. A porch consisting of three large slabs leads south from the east side of the entrance. A pit 1.8 metres by 1.2 metres by 0.3 metres deep against the inner north wall may be the result of partial excavation. Grass and rushes.

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/88
  • 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 3 was also excavated by the Committee. Measuring 3.3 metres in diameter, it has an entrance facing south. The only finds made were a flat river pebble and charcoal.


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 'C'. Double walled type diameter 4.5 metres, wall width 1.25 metres, height 0.4 metres, composed of turf-covered stones. Condition fairly good. Entrance on south side.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP152569, 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 3.4 metres. Rubble and double orthostat wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. A 195 degree facing gap faced on the west represents an original doorway. A porch consisting of three large slabs leads south from the east side of the entrance. A pit 1.8 metres by 1.2 metres by 0.3 metres deep against the inner north wall may be the result of partial excavation. Grass and rushes.


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

Butler's hut number 3.


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 SX 56784 72918. Slight gorse, reeds 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. MPP152569, 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: #114581 ]
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)
MDV4965Related to: Enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4967Related to: Hut circle B in enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2019 3:22PM