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HER Number:MDV61955
Name:Hut circle 570 metres south-west of Down Tor

Summary

The eastern of two stone hut circles 570 metres south-west of Down Tor. Diameter 8.0 metres. Single orthostat wall 1.5 metres wide, 1.2 metres high. Southern half of the hut has been removed by an openwork. The enclosure boundary shown by J. Butler on his 1994 map is a leat which is in turn cut by the wheelpit or adit shown on his map. Bracken and grass cover.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 691
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 291
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/640
  • Old SAM Ref: 24111
  • Pastscape: 1342304

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 152413, 26/2/1998 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

The eastern of two stone hut circles 570 metres south-west of Down Tor. Diameter 8.0 metres. Single orthostat wall 1.5 metres wide, 1.2 metres high. Southern half of the hut has been removed by an openwork. The enclosure boundary shown by Butler is a leat which is in turn cut by the wheelpit or adit shown on his map. Bracken and grass cover.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 65, Map 47.4 (Monograph). SDV137656.

A small settlement lies of the edge of a huge tinner's excavation just uphill from the Middleworth to Deancombe track. A curved bank, now merely a step in the hillside, encloses a pair of hut circles against the dry stream bed. They measure 7.5 metres and 9.0 metres in diameter. One is partly cut through and the second has an annexe alongside.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-DT2 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 10/06/2019. Moderate size hawthorn tree growing from inside the east north east wall. There is a path which runs across the south side where the circle is cut away by tin workings. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-DT2 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 10/06/2019. Photo taken showing the general view looking east north east


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 2008 data (Website). SDV362732.

Visited 11/01/2008 and Surveyed at 1:2500 scale (citing Fletcher, M., 11/01/2008, English Heritage Field Investigation). No further details included

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 65, Map 47.4.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152413, 26/2/1998. [Mapped feature: #39731 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 2008 data.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT2.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT2.

Associated Monuments

MDV61954Related to: Hut circle 570 metres south-west of Down Tor (Monument)
MDV42425Related to: OPEN CUT in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2019 9:36AM