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HER Number:MDV59288
Name:Hut 20 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

The hut is terraced into the slope with a 0.9 metre scarp on the western side. The diameter of the hut is 8.8 metres by 3.5 metres thick and it comprises a stony turf covered bank. There is an entrance on the south-eastern side with two small jambs in situ.

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/26/12
  • Old SAM Ref: 28694
  • Pastscape: 444068

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ancient Monuments, 1970, Settlement and hut circles on Throwleigh Common, 18/3/1970 (Schedule Document). SDV238258.

Three of a group of 12 hut circles, on Throwleigh Common (others are MDV59289 and 59287). Huts F, G, H.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 148942, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX65819076. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common.
Diameter 8.1 metres. Earthwork, double orthostat and co (sic) wall 3 metres wide, 1.1 metres high. Internal area measures 51.5 metres. A 150 degree facing gap lined on the east-north-east by edge set stone represents the doorway. Within the door passage a recumbent stone may represent the other now fallen jamb stone. Attached to wall. Survives mainly as an earthwork, although the protruding stones suggest double orthostatic or coursed walling.


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 20 SX 6583 9076
The hut is terraced into the slope with a 0.9 metre scarp on the western side. The diameter of the hut is 8.8 metres by 3.5 metres thick and it comprises a stony turf covered bank. There is an entrance on the south-eastern side with two small jambs in situ.


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

Site visited 4/07/2017. Plotted using GPS (SX65835 90771). 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.
SDV238258Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1970. Settlement and hut circles on Throwleigh Common. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown. 18/3/1970.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 148942, 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: #96396 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6971Part of: Settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV7019Related to: Hut 16 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV59289Related to: Hut 19 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV59287Related to: Hut 21 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 1:14PM