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HER Number:MDV50895
Name:Unenclosed hut circle settlement within an area of tin workings, Walkhampton

Summary

Unenclosed hut circle settlement within an area of tin workings to the west of the Devonport Leat lying on a west-facing slope overlooking Newleycombe Lake

Location

Grid Reference:SX 596 700
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE59
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/338
  • Old SAM Ref: 22387
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE59, SX57SE59 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV232421.

Site visited on 13th August 1970. Two of the four hut circles which are centred at SX5968570027 are identical in size and shape; they are situated at 'A' - SX5964470009 and 'B' - SX5969270053 and comprise double stone walls of north to south 6.4 metres, east to west 6.9 metres with walls 0.5 metres high. The entrance gaps are in the south sides each having one remaining recumbent door-post.
Site visited on 12th August 1977. The hut circles (all probably Type 2 though one is a little ruined) are as described above. It is more likely however that they fall into a Bronze Age category rather than the Iron Sge one purported by Lady Sayer.

Lady Sayer, 1981, Hut circle settlement (Correspondence). SDV232414.

Hut circles - possibly Iron Age- on the hillside between the two head streams of Newlycombe Lake. May be threatened by a proposal to construct a tunnel under the hillside in connection with the Swincombe Reservoir Scheme.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133148 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 65, Map 47 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Four heather covered hut circles of 3.2 metres to 5.5 metres diameter can be identified amongst the tinners' excavations pitting the hillside here. There are no traces of associated enclosures but they could be buried beneath the turf at this very overgrown site.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Five 'Hut Circles' shown on modern mappng.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1012896, 1008648 & 1008647 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This settlement includes three scheduled areas.
Monument Number 1012896 covers two hut circles in the north-east part of the settlement.
Monument Number 1008648 covers a hut circle in the south-east part of the settlement.
Monument Number 1008647 covers two hut circles in the south-west part of the settlement.

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. 65, Map 47.
SDV232414Correspondence: Lady Sayer. 1981. Hut circle settlement. Letter of 26/10/1981. Letter.
SDV232421Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE59. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX57SE59.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133148.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129645 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012896, 1008648 & 1008647.

Associated Monuments

MDV3780Parent of: Hut circle in settlement west of Siward's or Nun's Cross, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3781Parent of: Hut circle in settlement west of Siward's or Nun's Cross, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3782Parent of: Hut circle in settlement west of Siward's or Nun's Cross, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV50898Parent of: Hut circle in settlement west of Siward's or Nun's Cross, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project
  • EDV6034 - Monument Condition Survey in Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6152 - Follow-up Works to Threatened Sites in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6153 - Monument Baseline Condition Survey in the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Apr 12 2021 10:16AM