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HER Number:MDV57134
Name:Hut circle settlement south of Foggintor Quarries

Summary

Group of fragmentary and poorly-defined hut circles in open grass moorland covered by scattered gorse bushes. Eight huts were identified in 2007 although most are in poor shape. The settlement is bisected by two 19th century enclosure walls. The eastern wall cuts through a small enclosure associated with the best preserved hut of the group. The eastern part of the area has been heavily disturbed by surface stone cutting.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 565 729
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 133
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/93
  • Old SAM Ref: 24108
  • Pastscape: 440411
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • UNENCLOSED HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP152553, (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement at Yes Tor Bottom, 1120 metres east-north-east of Criptor.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 18-19, fig 44.2 (Monograph). SDV137656.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Remains of huts shown on the modern mapping.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 1980 and 2007 data (Website). SDV360651.

At SX 56547295, on a south slope at 366 metres O.D., are eight hut circles and part of an enclosure wall. Most of the settlement has been stripped out, probably to build the nearby newtake wall. This wall crosses the remains of the enclosure which is visible as a lynchet 2.2 metres wide and 1.1 metres high.
The huts are probably of Type 2 (SX 56 NE 71), and have level interiors with diameters ranging from 5.0 metres to 9.2 metres the walling, where visible, averages 1.3 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. One hut is the only visible entrance is to the south. (see plan). The settlement may be a part or extension of that to the east (SX 57 SE 41). Surveyed at 1:10 000 and at 1:2500 for A.O. Records (citing Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments, 30/07/1980).
These fragmentary and poorly-defined hut circles lie in open grass moorland covered by scattered gorse bushes. Eight huts were identified although most are in poor shape. The settlement is bisected by two 19th century enclosure walls. The eastern wall cuts through a small enclosure associated with the best preserved hut of the group. The eastern part of the area has been heavily disturbed by surface stone cutting.
Recorded and surveyed at 1:2500 scale (citing Fletcher, M. J., 29/07/2007, English Heritage Field Investigation).

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. 18-19, fig 44.2.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP152553,.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1980 and 2007 data.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95686 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV62005Parent of: Hut circle in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4976Parent of: Hut circle K in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4977Parent of: Hut circle L in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4978Parent of: Hut circle M in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4980Parent of: Hut circle N in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4981Parent of: Hut circle O in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4982Parent of: Hut circle P in settlement south-east of Swelltor Quarry (Monument)
MDV4979Parent of: Hut circle Q in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV61994Parent of: Possible hut circle in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4964Related to: Enclosure in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4965Related to: Enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4973Related to: Hut circle F in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4975Related to: Hut circle G near enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4974Related to: Hut circle H near enclosure south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV125961Related to: Probable hut circle in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV62006Related to: Stone-splitting pits at Yes Tor Bottom (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 1 2019 3:50PM