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HER Number:MDV52378
Name:Hut in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton

Summary

Hut circle recorded by Gerrard (1993) and Butler (1994), but not by the Ordnance Survey (1950). Terraced into the hillslope and of the simple plan and single orthostat walling type. Interior measures 6.2 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.2 metre wide wall standing up to 0.4 metres high. This hut lies on the southern edge of a line of prospecting pits.

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/1/13
  • Old SAM Ref: 24080

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., MPP133218 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

SX 5842 6900 (Hut 18 on sketch plan) Site visited on 4th May 1993. Hut circle situated within an enclosure. Terraced into the hillslope and of the simple plan and single orthostat walling type. Interior measures 6.2 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.2 metre wide wall standing up to 0.4 metres high. This hut lies on the southern edge of a line of prospecting or lode-back pits.


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.


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

Site of hut possibly visible on the aerial photography. Requires confirmation on the ground.


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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping, but is inaccurate and has not been used for mapping purposes.


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

Visited 07/2019. Covered by bracken inundation. Photo taken


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

Visited 07/2019. Photo taken looking west to show the bracken inundation

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.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP133218.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). `. [Mapped feature: #118590 ]
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)
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)
MDV52366Related to: Huts A and B in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2019 3:59PM