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HER Number:MDV59281
Name:Hut 13 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

Sited just west of a post-medieval leat which avoids the hut. A substantial hut which has a high proportion of both its inner and outer stone faces of the walls in situ. It is constructed from large slabs of granite set on edge to form a wall which still stands to up to 0.8 metres high by 1.4 metres thick. The internal diameter of the hut is 7.3 metres and the floor is level. The two door jambs remain upright on either side of the entrance and consist of 1 metre high granite posts.

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/26/5
  • 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 148934, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX 6577 9055. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common. Diameter 7.5 metres. Wall 2.5 metres wide, 1.0 metre high. Internal area measures 44.15 metres. Door faces 168 degrees, is 0.9 metres wide and defined on east by large horizontally laid slabs to which a large orthostat has been added.


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

Butler's hut 12. One of three huts occupying this strip, amid a patch of surface stone. This is the largest, measuring 7.0 metres in diameter and is separated from the others by a cross wall. Well preserved, it has door jambs in place.


Newman , P., 2007, Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report, 8, figure (Report - Survey). SDV360261.

Hut 13 SX 6579 9057
Sited just west of a post-medieval leat which avoids the hut. A substantial hut which has a high proportion of both its inner and outer stone faces of the walls in situ. It is constructed from large slabs of granite set on edge to form a wall which still stands to up to 0.8 metres high by 1.4 metres thick. The internal diameter of the hut is 7.3 metres and the floor is level. The two door jambs remain upright on either side of the entrance and consist of 1 metre high granite posts. The entrance is also lined with granite slabs across the thickness of the walls. A tree is growing from the within the walls on the east side.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


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

Site visited 4/07/2017. Plotted using GPS (SX65793 90575). Area was densely vegetated and highly overgrown with bracken. Difficult to gain access to centre of circle. Followed tracks of old leat to gain access to hut. Some rocks in the circle were loose and unstable.

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 148934, 10/4/1997.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96390 ]
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. 8, figure.

Associated Monuments

MDV59279Related to: Hut 14 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV59280Related to: Hut 15 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV27493Related to: The Bradford Pool Leat (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 12:39PM