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HER Number:MDV49787
Name:Hut J in settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor

Summary

Hut circle with a simple plan and rubble bank and single orthostat walling. Triangular interior, with 0.8 metres wide and 0.7 metres high walls measuring 3.4 metres, 4.0 metres and 3.4 metres long. The unusual shape may be the result of limited damage.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 576 730
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/1/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 22324(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP130641, 8/10/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle terraced into hillslope at SX57697304. Simple plan and rubble bank and single orthostat walling. Triangular interior, with 0.8 metres wide and 0.7 metres high walls measuring 3.4 metres, 4.0 metres and 3.4 metres long. The unusual shape may be the result of limited damage.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 21-22, Map 44.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler's hut 8; wedge-shaped (3.0 by 3.0 metres), unusual in form with massive slabs in its wall.
One of twelve hut circles lie in an exposed position just below the Princetown Railway track. Partially explored by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee they had previously been much pulled about by stone cutters.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Something visible on the aerial photograph here, although it's not very clear.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape (Website). SDV360651.

Thought to be the hut J, referred to from the 1980 Ordnance Survey notes (cited in Pastscape).


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

Visited 26/12/2018. Peaty grass cover but overall hut are in good condition.

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. 21-22, Map 44.3.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP130641, 8/10/1992.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114410 ]
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3692Part of: Hut circle settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor (Monument)
MDV3701Related to: Hut I in settlement 1180 metres south of North Hessary Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2019 10:58AM