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HER Number:MDV59291
Name:Hut 17 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

A disturbed hut with partially remaining walls built into the corner of an enclosure. The western side of the hut is visible as a shallow scarp. The walls on the eastern side are also much denuded. There is however a substantial entrance on the south-eastern side with large edge set granite jambs.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 907
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/26/15
  • Old SAM Ref: 28694

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 148946, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX65779073. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common.
Diameter 8.9 metres. Earthwork and single orthostat wall 1.8 metres wide, 1.2 metres high. Internal area measures 62.17 metres. Doorway faces 165 degrees, measures 1.4 metres wide and is faced on both sides. Only the eastern arc of this building survives.


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

Butler does not depict this hut.


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 17 SX 6579 9072
A disturbed hut with partially remaining walls built into the corner of an enclosure. The western side of the hut is visible as a shallow scarp. The walls on the eastern side are also much denuded. There is however a substantial entrance on the south-eastern side with large edge set granite jambs.


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

Site visited 4/07/2017. Plotted using GPS (SX65795 90735). Not as densely vegetated as surrounding land. Centre of hut circle easily visible. Followed old leat to gain access.

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. 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 148946, 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: #96400 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6971Part of: Settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV59290Related to: Hut 18 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV59289Related to: Hut 19 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 27 2018 1:15PM