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HER Number:MDV59292
Name:Hut 8 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

Large hut measuring 10 metres in diameter, consisting of a subtle stony bank of 3 metres thick by 0.6 metres high. There is a shallow scarp on the western upslope side of the platform. The entrance survives on the south-east side with two jambs in situ.

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/26/16
  • 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 148948, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX 6567 9078. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common. Diameter 8.5 metres. Earthwork and single orthostat wall 2.6 metres wide, 0.7 metres high. Internal area 56.71 metres. The doorway faces 150 degrees and is lined on both sides and measures 1.05 metres wide.


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

Butler's hut 5. Hut measures 8.5 metres in diameter, its walls mostly turf-covered; one of a group of five closely spaced huts, set along a 'street'.


Newman , P., 2007, Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report, 7, figure (Report - Survey). SDV360261.

Hut 8 SX 6570 9080
Levelled into the slope. A subtle stony bank of 3 metres thick by 0.6 metres high. There is a shallow scarp on the western upslope side of the platform and the diameter of the hut is approximately 10 metres. The entrance survives on the south-east side with two jambs in situ.


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

Site visited 4/07/2017. Plotted using GPS (SX65705 90799). Area was densely vegetated and highly overgrown with bracken. 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 148948, 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. 7, figure.

Associated Monuments

MDV59293Related to: Hut 5 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV7017Related to: Hut 6 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV7014Related to: Hut 7 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 11 2017 10:12AM