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HER Number:MDV59293
Name:Hut 5 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

A 9 metre diameter hut with a level interior and crescentic 0.5 metre scarp on the upslope side. The surviving walls consist of earth and mostly displaced stone though some evidence of the inner face remains in situ. The bank averages 2.0 metres thick by 0.4 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 656 908
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/26/35
  • 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 148950, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX65699089. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common. Diameter 7.5 metres. Rubble and single orthostat wall 1.8 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Internal area 44.15 metres. A 120 degree facing gap may represent a doorway.


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

Butler's hut 3. A large hut (8.0 metres in diameter); one of four hut arranged 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 5 SX 6569 9089
A 9 metre diameter hut with a level interior and crescentic 0.5 metre scarp on the upslope side. The surviving walls consist of earth and mostly displaced stone though some evidence of the inner face remains in situ. The bank averages 2 metres thick by 0.4 metres high.


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

Site visited 4/07/2017 and plotted using GPS (SX65692 90890). Not as densely vegetated as nearby land. Centre of hut circle was easily visible making GPS reading more accurate. Situated on prehistoric street of circles.

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 148950, 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. [Mapped feature: #96402 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6972Related to: Hut 4 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)
MDV59292Related to: Hut 8 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 3:41PM