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HER Number:MDV53602
Name:Stone hut circle 240 metres south of Down Tor

Summary

One of three hut circles (see also MDV28532). This hut has an internal diameter of 7.0 metres, a wall 1.2 metres thick and a possible entrance on the south, but its condition is too poor to determine its type.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 579 691
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 165
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/574
  • Old SAM Ref: 24086
  • Pastscape: 438965

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV228395.

Vis=estimated -/-/1993 (ancient monuments) hut circle terraced into hillside. Stone + earth wall surrounding area of 7m diam. Wall 1.5m wide, 0.9m high. Doorway to s (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228396.

Des=ancient monuments/as above.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228397.

Nmr=sx56ne165.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228398.

Newman, p. /tda/126(1994)221/tinners and tenants on south-west dartmoor.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE165 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV221353.

(Visited 28/3/1979) On the south-facing slopes of Down Tor between 320 metres OD and 305 metres OD are three hut circles (see also MDV28532).
The third hut, at SX5797 6915 (MDV53602), has an internal diameter of 7.0 metres, a wall 1.2 metres thick and a possible entrance on the south, but its condition is too poor to determine its type.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset. (Report - Survey). SDV277946.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 65, Map 47.5 (Monograph). SDV137656.

A group of three unenclosed hut circles. The overgrown foundations of the third just within the newtake boundary is 7.2 metres in diameter.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-DT3 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 10/06/2019. Moderate sized hawthorn tree growing out of south wall near remains of another tree trunk. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-DT3 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 10/06/2019. Photo taken giving a general view looking east north east


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


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape (Website). SDV362732.

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. 65, Map 47.5.
SDV221353Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE165. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #33674 ]
SDV228395Report - Survey: AM.
SDV228396Migrated Record:
SDV228397Migrated Record:
SDV228398Migrated Record:
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT3.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT3.

Associated Monuments

MDV125787Related to: Hut circle south of Down Tor (Monument)
MDV125788Related to: Hut circle south of Down Tor (Monument)
MDV42437Related to: TINNERS RESERVOIR in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV28532Related to: Two stone hut circles 160 metres south of Down Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2019 9:44AM