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HER Number:MDV59280
Name:Hut 15 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

A 7.2 metre diameter circle of edge set stones, probably represent the inner skin of the hut walls. The level interior contains much displaced stone but several orthostats survive along the wall. An entrance on the south-east side has one collapsed granite jamb of 1.1 metre long.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 905
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 69 SE 11
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/26/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 28694
  • Pastscape: 444068

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 148933, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX 6575 9054. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common. Diameter 3.1 metres. Double orthostat wall 1.5 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. Internal area measures 29.2 metres. Door faces 110 degrees and is faced on south-south-west by two edge set stones.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 196-8, Map 39.1 (Monograph). SDV219155.

One of three huts occupying this strip, amid a patch of surface stone (numbered 12 on Butler’s plan). This is one of the smaller two huts (5.7 and 6.3 metres respectively), separated from the larger hut by a cross wall.


Newman , P., 2007, Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report, 9, figure (Report - Survey). SDV360261.

Hut 15 SX 6577 9056
A 7.2 metre diameter circle of edge set stones, probably represent the inner skin of the hut walls. The level interior contains much displaced stone but several orthostats survive along the wall. An entrance on the south-east side has one collapsed granite jamb of 1.1 metre long.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2017, Site visits to Throwleigh Common (Personal Comment). SDV360253.

Site visited 4/07/2017. Plotted using GPS (SX65773 90568). Area was densely vegetated and highly overgrown with bracken. Difficult to gain access to centre of circle. Circle shape obvious but some rocks covered by bracken.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 196-8, Map 39.1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 148933, 10/4/1997.
SDV360253Personal Comment: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2017. Site visits to Throwleigh Common. Field Investigation. Not Applicable.
SDV360261Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2007. Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report. English Heritage. 40/2007. A4 Bound. 9, figure. [Mapped feature: #96389 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV59281Related to: Hut 13 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV59279Related to: Hut 14 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV27495Related to: Throwleigh Common parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7297 - Survey of Throwleigh Common Premier Archaeological Landscape

Date Last Edited:Jul 11 2017 2:49PM