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HER Number:MDV58423
Name:Hut south-west of the Houndtor 2 farmstead

Summary

A disturbed hut circle 20 metres south-west of the farmstead. Only a short arc of the wall survives with two edge-set slabs in situ and few displaced stones, all sited within a raised earth mound. The hut is sited within an area which has been subjected to cultivation in the late- or post-medieval period when much of the stone was removed.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 744 790
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77NW92
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/393/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 28786(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 1405560a, 20/5/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle 130 metres north-east of Hound Tor forming part of a partially enclosed hut settlement. Diameter 4.7 metres. Double orthostat wall 1.8 metres wide, 1 metre high. Internal area 17.34 metres. Northern sector survives as buried feature.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 52, Map 8.2 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Butler depicts this hut (3) which measures 5.5 metres in diamter. Set into the slope, some of the stones have tumbled and a quarter of wall, probably including the entrance, has been lost entirely.


Newman, P. + Probert, S. + Riley, H., 1994, Houndtor Down, Manaton, Devon - A New Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. (Report - Survey). SDV344628.

At SX 7447879080 on the steeper hillside above two other huts are the remains of the third hut, 5.2 metres in diameter and heavily disturbed by later stone robbing. The walls of this hut, where they survive, measure 0.9 metres wide and up to 0.5 metres high with traces of internal facing on the south. There is no obvious entrance.


Newman, P., 2017, An Archaeological Survey of an area affected by burning on Hound Tor Down, Manaton, Devon, 3, F on Fig. 2 (Report - Survey). SDV361522.

Hut circle SX 74479 79082
A disturbed hut circle 20 metres south-west of the farmstead. Only a short arc of the wall survives with two edge-set slabs in situ and few displaced stones, all sited within a raised earth mound. The hut is sited within an area which has been subjected to cultivation in the late- or post-medieval period when much of the stone was removed.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, HT3 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 14/07/2019 Entire area totally inundated with bracken at a height of 1.5m which was too dense to even wade through. Impossible to conduct a meaningful survey of this site.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 1405560a, 20/5/1995.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 52, Map 8.2.
SDV344628Report - Survey: Newman, P. + Probert, S. + Riley, H.. 1994. Houndtor Down, Manaton, Devon - A New Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV361522Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2017. An Archaeological Survey of an area affected by burning on Hound Tor Down, Manaton, Devon. Southwest Landscape Investigations. Digital. 3, F on Fig. 2. [Mapped feature: #112182 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. HT3.

Associated Monuments

MDV122297Related to: Barn in Houndtor 2 settlement, Manaton (Monument)
MDV7423Related to: Deserted Medieval farmstead north-east of Hound Tor (Monument)
MDV26979Related to: Field system on north side of Hound Tor Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV58422Related to: Hut circle within Houndtor 2 deserted medieval farmstead (Monument)
MDV122306Related to: Longhouse in Houndtor 2 farmstead, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7556 - Survey on Hound Tor Down

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 10:23AM