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HER Number:MDV59294
Name:Hut 2 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

A possible, though much smaller hut. It comprises a stony turf covered low mound with a central hollow. The maximum spread of the mound is 6.5 metres by 0.4 metres high and the hut may have been 4.5 metres in diameter.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 656 910
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/26/17
  • 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 148952, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common. At SX6568 9108 Diameter 6.3 metres. Rubble wall 2.2 metres wide, 0.75 metres high. Internal area measures 31.15 metres. A 155 degree facing and 1 metre wide doorway is defined on either side by edge set slabs.


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 2 SX 6567 9109
A possible, though much smaller hut. It comprises a stony turf covered low mound with a central hollow. The maximum spread of the mound is 6.5 metres by 0.4 metres high and the hut may have been 4.5 metres in diameter.


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

Site visited 4/07/2017 and plotted using GPS (SX65677 91096). Area was densely vegetated and highly overgrown with bracken. Hard to find the circle due to excess vegetation and grass growing over rocks. Difficult to gain access to centre of circle due to the vegetation so GPS reading taken from edge of circle.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 148952, 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: #96403 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV7018Related to: Hut 1 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 10 2017 1:29PM