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HER Number:MDV5281
Name:Hut 6 in settlement on Dean Moor

Summary

Hut 6; a large hut, poorly preserved. Entrance from the west, hearth towards the back of the hut, with a paved surround. No pottery found, but some clay patches were trodden into the centre of the floor. Finds; a piece of a shale spindlewhorl, one beach pebble, 14 water worn stones, scrap of flint, and piece of yellow ochre.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/73/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Fox, A., 1957, Excavations on Dean Moor in the Avon Valley, 1954-1956, pg. 66 fig.22 (Article in Serial). SDV167114.

Hut 6. Large hut, poorly preserved. In north-east part of the pound on almost level ground. Many facing stones missing. Entrance from the west. Hearth towards back of hut, on lower side, with a paved surround.
Occupation layers shallow and unprolific. No pottery found, but some clay patches were trodden into the centre of the floor.
Finds; a piece of a shale spindlewhorl, one beach pebble, 14 water worn stones, scrap of flint, and piece of yellow ochre. Patch of charcoal near the door suggested that refuse was thrown outside. Roof supported on ten uprights, bedded in packed postholes.


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

Hut 6 is a large building measuring 7.7 - 8.3 metres in diameter with no special features.


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. 66 fig.22.
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: #94441 ]

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds

  • FDV3212 - SPINDLE WHORL (Iron Age - 700 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2015 1:35PM