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HER Number:MDV5269
Name:Hut 4 in settlement on Dean Moor

Summary

Hut 4. Third hut in the central group. Robbed on the lower side and at the entrance. Some massive boulders in the wall. A lug, rim and other sherds of dark pottery and two finely flaked flint implements and a flake were found, which may represent remains of earlier occupation of the site. Other finds included two whetstones, some scraps of shale, four water worn stones, a hammerstone, and nine white quartz pebbles from the stream, probably playthings.

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/73/5

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. 44-6 fig.11 (Article in Serial). SDV167114.

Hut 4. Third hut in the central group. Robbed on the lower side and at the entrance. Some massive boulders in the wall. Sloping site, so upper wall built into hillside, and the floor levelled up by packing.
In the south-west quarter of the hut, there were patches of fine dark soil beneath the packing, resting on the natural soil and up to 102 millimetres deep. A lug, rim and other sherds of dark pottery (fig.20,nos.8-9) and two finely flaked flint implements and a flake were found in this deposit, which may represent remains of earlier occupation of the site. Floor consisted of a 50mm layer of gritty soil, with an occasional paving stone.
Hearth at back of the hut. Five postholes found. No.1, approximately in the centre had charcoal at the bottom, suggesting the post had been charred at its base. Finds from the floor were two whetstones (fig.23,7,24,9), some scraps of shale, four water worn stones, a hammerstone, and nine white quartz pebbles from the stream, probably playthings.


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

The lower third of this hut (which measures 6.9 metres in diameter), has been damaged, probably robbed when the medieval homestead downhill was being constructed. A boulder wall connects this hut with one of a pair, 5A.


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. 44-6 fig.11.
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: #94403 ]

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds

  • FDV4885 - POT (Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FDV4886 - POT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FDV3209 - VESSEL (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2015 2:22PM