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HER Number:MDV52366
Name:Huts A and B in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton

Summary

Recorded as two huts (A and B) by the ordnance Survey in 1950, this was recorded by Gerrard in 1993 as a conjoined hut. Western hut (Hut A) with a curving wall to the east (remains of Hut B?) is visible on 2015-17 aerial photographs. Huts have a conjoined plan and double orthostat walling. Interior of the west room measures 3 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.3 metre wide wall standing up to 1.1 metres high. A large earthfast boulder is incorporated into the north wall of this room. The east room measures 4 metres in diameter and is surrounded by a 1 metre wide and 0.8 metre high wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 584 690
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/1/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24080

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV229707.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133206, 04/05/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

SX58436902 (Hut 6/A and B on sketch plan) Hut circle situated within an enclosure. Terraced into the hillslope and is of the conjoined plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior of the west room measures 3 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.3 metre wide wall standing up to 1.1 metres high. A large earthfast boulder is incorporated into the north wall of this room. The east room measures 4 metres in diameter and is surrounded by a 1 metre wide and 0.8 metre high wall.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 66, Figure 47.3, Map 47 (Monograph). SDV137656.

One of fourteen hut circles ranging in size from 2.5 metres to 7.1 metres. This hut is shown as hut circle with a semi-circular feature on the east side.


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

Hut circle with curving wall to the south-east visible on aerial photograph.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-DT23 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 07/2019. One of only 2 huts not totally inundated by bracken. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-DT23 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 07/2019. Photo taken showing the general view of the hut with grass coverage

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. 66, Figure 47.3, Map 47.
SDV229707Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE15. 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. MPP 133206, 04/05/1993.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #112407 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT23.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT23.

Associated Monuments

MDV3969Part of: Hut circle settlement on the south-west flank of Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52367Related to: Hut C in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52368Related to: Hut D in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52369Related to: Hut E in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52374Related to: Hut F in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52376Related to: Hut G in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52375Related to: Hut H in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52377Related to: Hut I in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52379Related to: Hut in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52378Related to: Hut in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52373Related to: Hut J in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52372Related to: Hut K in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52371Related to: Hut L in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52370Related to: Hut M in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2019 3:47PM