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HER Number:MDV59290
Name:Hut 18 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

The hut is terraced into the slope with a 0.6 metre scarp on the western side and has a diameter of 5.5 metres. Some stones of the walls appear to be in situ but on the whole the hut has little fabric surviving suggesting that stone may have been robbed.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 907
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/26/14
  • 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 148945, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX65739072. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common.
Diameter 7.0 metres. Single orthostat wall 2.1 metres wide, 1.1 metres high. Internal area measures 38.46 metres. Only the western arc is visible. Remainder survives as buried feature.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 196-7, Map 39.1 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Butler's hut 8 is described as consisting of just an arc of stones.


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 18 SX 6575 9073
The hut is terraced into the slope with a 0.6 metre scarp on the western side and has a diameter of 5.5 metres. Some stones of the walls appear to be in situ but on the whole the hut has little fabric surviving suggesting that stone may have been robbed.


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

Site visited 4/07/2017. Plotted using GPS (SX65757 90733). Area is densely vegetated and highly overgrown. Difficult to gain access to centre of circle.

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. 196-7, 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 148945, 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: #96399 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6971Part of: Settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV59291Related to: Hut 17 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 1:15PM