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HER Number:MDV52413
Name:Hut in enclosure 350 metres north of Down Tor

Summary

Hut built into the enclosure walls of an ovoid enclosure (MDV52414). Two hut circles are built into the enclosure walls and this northern one is the better preserved. It has a diameter 5.8 metres and comprises a circle of in situ orthostats. The interior is not level.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 580 697
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: sx56ne13
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/153/10
  • Old SAM Ref: 24077(P)
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: sx56ne13
  • Pastscape: 438535
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP133276, 7/6/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle situated within a partially enclosed hut settlement. Terraced into the hillslope and of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 5.4m in diam and is defined by a 1.3m wide wall standing up to 0.7m high. This hut is linked to the boundary wall of a small circular enclosure.


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


Newman, P., 2006, Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV233640.

(Visited 01/08/2006) A group of 10 hut circles and a small enclosure on the moderate north slope of Down Tor. The ovoid enclosure (MDV52414) SX 5801 6974 covers approximately 590 square metres but has been badly disturbed by post-med pitworks. The walls consist of now displaced granite moorstone built into turf banks. Two hut circles are built into the enclosure walls and the northern of these is the better preserved. It has a diameter 5.8 metres and comprises a circle of in situ orthostats. The interior is not level.
The second enclosure hut has a diameter of approximately 6.0 metres (MDV52412). Parts of the wall remain in situ though most are displaced.


Probert, S. A. J., 2017, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of the Cramber Tor Training Area, Devon, 2017 (Report - Survey). SDV360392.

Visited and surveyed in 2017.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-DT8 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 10/06/2019. Grass covered with gorse on the west north west side of the hut circle wall. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-DT8 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 10/06/2019. Photo taken giving a general view of the hut looking north west


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

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.
SDV233640Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2006. Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation. English Heritage.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP133276, 7/6/1993.
SDV360392Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2017. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of the Cramber Tor Training Area, Devon, 2017. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. [Mapped feature: #117860 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT8.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT8.

Associated Monuments

MDV52414Related to: Enclosure 350 metres north of Down Tor (Monument)
MDV52412Related to: Hut in enclosure 350 metres north of Down Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2019 11:12AM