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HER Number:MDV4975
Name:Hut circle G near enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries

Summary

Hut circle partially excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in the late 19th century. Gerrard (2000) records a diameter of 8.4 metres. Double orthostat wall 1.5 metres wide, 1.0 metre high. A 200 degree facing gap with a leaning orthostat on the north-west side represents a doorway. The interior of the east side of the hut has been subdivided into two compartments formed by a rubble wall measuring 1.2 metres wide and up to 0.3 metres high. The northern room is 2.5 metres long by 2.1 metres wide and the southern room is 4 metres long by 2.3 metres wide. 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/92/1
  • 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, 104 (Article in Serial). SDV337066.

Excavation of hut number 7 was started but not completed, due to poor weather.


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 'G'. Large double walled type diameter 9.5 metres, wall width 1.75 metres, height 0.6 metres of large granite slabs, some turf-covered. In the centre are a number of partly buried stones, which may have been thrown down or may be remains of a partition wall. Condition good. Entrance on south side.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on National Monuments Record aerial photographs.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP152559, 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 8.4 metres. Double orthostat wall 1.5 metres wide, 1.0 metre high. A 200 degree facing gap with a leaning orthostat on the north-west side represents a doorway. The interior of the east side of the hut has been subdivided into two compartments formed by a rubble wall measuring 1.2 metres wide and up to 0.3 metres high. The northern room is 2.5 metres long by 2.1 metres wide and the southern room is 4 metres long by 2.3 metres wide. Grass and rushes.


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


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


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

Visited 22/04/2019 Reeds; gorse. Fair condition Photo taken


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

Visited 22/04/2019 Photo showing internal division

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.
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. MPP152559, 21/3/2000.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337066Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1898. Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 104.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114573 ]
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)
MDV4973Related to: Hut circle F in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4974Related to: Hut circle H near enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV57134Related to: Hut circle settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2019 3:55PM