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HER Number:MDV5268
Name:Hut 3 in settlement on Dean Moor

Summary

Hut 3 lies to the south-east of hut 2. In poor condition as stones from its entrance and lower wall had been removed for the medieval homestead. The working floor, on lower side of the hut, was paved. Central hearth. Two other thick patches of charcoal at the back of the hut. Six postholes found, forming an irregular setting around and behind the hearth. All had packing stones. Few finds: a small whetstone and a flint blade found near the charcoal patch, and three other flint implements, a blade and a piece of triangular arrowhead of secondary neolithic type, a single thin potsherd and a beach pebble in the dark soil around the main hearth.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 654
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/73/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Fox, A., 1957, Excavations on Dean Moor in the Avon Valley, 1954-1956, pg. 43-4 fig.10 (Article in Serial). SDV167114.

Hut 3 lies to the south-east of Hut 2. It is in poor condition as stones from its entrance and lower wall have been removed for the medieval homestead. The working floor, on lower side of the hut, was paved.
It has a central hearth, laid on four granite paving slabs, crazed by heat. Two other thick patches of charcoal at the back of the hut. Six postholes were found, forming an irregular setting around and behind the hearth. All had packing stones.
Few finds: a small whetstone (fig.24,11) and a flint blade found near the charcoal patch, and three other flint implements, a blade and a piece of triangular arrowhead of secondary Neolithic type, a single thin potsherd and a beach pebble in the dark soil around the main hearth.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, pg. 147-150, Map 57.16 (Monograph). SDV337765.

The entrance to Hut 3 (which measures 6.2 – 6.8 metres) and the lower third of 4 have been damaged, probably robbed when the medieval homestead downhill was being constructed.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV167114Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1957. Excavations on Dean Moor in the Avon Valley, 1954-1956. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. Unknown. pg. 43-4 fig.10.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. pg. 147-150, Map 57.16.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94402 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14799Part of: Hut circle settlement on Dean Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV5870 - LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FDV5869 - ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC)
  • FDV5871 - SHERD (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 19 2015 3:54PM