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HER Number:MDV50259
Name:Faint hut circle in settlement north of Hart Tor

Summary

Hut circle terraced into the hillslope. Survives as an earthwork of the simple plan type, with only a few orthostats protruding through the turf. The interior measures 5m in diameter and is defined by a 2m wide bank standing up to 0.5m high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 582 725
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE20
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/42/50
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/42/61
  • Old SAM Ref: 22303
  • Pastscape: 440082

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., MPP 130712, 09/12/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Thirty-six stone hut circles and an irregular aggregate field system forming part of an unenclosed stone hut circle settlement 450m north of Hart Tor.
Hut circle terraced into the hillslope. Survives as an earthwork of the simple plan type, with only a few orthostats protruding through the turf. The interior measures 5m in diameter and is defined by a 2m wide bank standing up to 0.5m high.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 46.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Remains of a hut circle consisting of a few stones visible on the aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-106 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 15/11/2019. Overall condition very good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-106 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 020° showing grass and moss covering.

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. Map 46.1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130712, 09/12/1992.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #122656 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-106.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-106.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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 2:53PM