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HER Number:MDV59287
Name:Hut 21 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

This hut comprises a substantial stony bank of 4.3 metres thick by 0.8 metres high. It is terraced into the slope with a scarp of 0.7 metres on the western side. The interior diameter is 7.7 metres. Little stone remains visible above the turf covering.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 658 907
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/26/11
  • 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 148941, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX65829075. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common. Diameter 6.1 metres. Earthwork and single orthostat wall 2.0 metres wide, 1.0 metre high. A 140 degree facing gap may represent a doorway. Earthwork with occasional protruding orthostat, gorse and bracken cover.


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

Butler describes these three huts together (numbered 7). They measure 6.1, 6.3 and 8.5 metres in diameter respectively) and the largest retains its jamb stones. All are solidly built.


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 21 SX 6584 9075
This hut comprises a substantial stony bank of 4.3 metres thick by 0.8 metres high. It is terraced into the slope with a scarp of 0.7 metres on the western side. The interior diameter is 7.7 metres. Little stone remains visible above the turf covering.


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

Site visited 4/07/2017. Plotted using GPS (SX65846 90763). Not as densely vegetated as surrounding area. Centre of hut circle was easily visible.

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 148941, 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: #96395 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6971Part of: Settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV59289Related to: Hut 19 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV59288Related to: Hut 20 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 27 2018 1:13PM