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HER Number:MDV61994
Name:Possible hut circle in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries

Summary

Identified by Gerrard as a possible hut; marked on the Ordnance Survey mapping as a pond.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 565 729
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE133
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/86/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24108(P)
  • Pastscape: 440411
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE? (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152556, 21/3/2000 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Probable stone hut circle forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement at Yes Tor Bottom, 1120 metres east-north-east of Criptor. SX 5659 7295. Diameter 6.0 metres. Earthwork wall 3.0 metres wide, 1.7 metres high.
This is a substantial circular hollow which looks rather like a large prospecting pit. However, its flat base combined with its relationship to an enclosure wall suggests that it is probably the site of a hut. Tare and feather stone splitting in the vicinity.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 19, Map 44.2 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Not marked as a hut by Butler, but is shown as circular feature.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Shown on the modern mapping as a pond.


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

Visited 22/04/2019. This is not a hut. Situated directly to outer side (W) of a post medieval wall. 5.5m internal measurement with built bank 1m. Depth of feature 2m at upper northern bank. There is an insitu slab of granite with obvious tare & feathering on W bank. The internal area is 100% reed inundation. Either a pond as suggested or possible granite quarrying pit considering the insitu worked stone at the edge of the pit. Photos X 3 taken


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

Visited 22/04/2019. 3X photos taken. 1) Pond/pit with wall behind 2) Insitu tare & feather in W bank 3) pond/pit showing the 2m deep bank

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. 19, Map 44.2.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152556, 21/3/2000.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114464 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV57134Part of: Hut circle settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV62001Related to: Enclosure wall in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)
MDV4976Related to: Hut circle K in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2019 4:22PM