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HER Number:MDV52379
Name:Hut in settlement on Hingston Hill, Walkhampton

Summary

Hut circle recorded by Gerrard (1993), but not by the Ordnance Survey (1950) or Butler (1994). Terraced into the hillslope and of the simple plan type and survives as a 4.0 metre diameter ring of stones protruding through the turf and standing up to 0.4 metres high. This hut is not shown on modern mapping and not visible on aerial photographs; requires confirmation on the ground.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 584 689
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/1/14
  • 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., MPP133219 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

SX58436899 (Hut 19 on plan) Site visited on 4th May 1993. Hut circle situated within an enclosure. Terraced into the hillslope and of the simple plan type and survives as a 4.0 metre diameter ring of stones protruding through the turf and standing up to 0.4 metres high.


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.


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

Visited 07/2019. SX 58433 68999 A not easily discernible hut circle appears centered on 58433 68999, grass and bracken covering. The east side seems partially buried under a tinners’ spoil heap. Few, if any, stones protrude through the turf and the circle has the appearance more of an earth bank rather than stone walls. Photo taken


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

Visited 07/2019 photo taken looking west giving a general view. Shows the bracken and whortleberry 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.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP133219. [Mapped feature: #32789 ]
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)
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)
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 4:04PM