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HER Number:MDV66339
Name:Hut circle north of Laughter Tor

Summary

Stone hut circle just to the north of the Tor. Measures 3.5 metres diameter, wall 1 metre wide, 0.45 metres high. The wall of this hut can best be described as multi-orthostatic and is formed by relatively small edge set slabs, both on the edges of the wall and within the core (which is possibly unique on the moor). A small pit against the inner northern face is the result of robbing.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 652 757
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/25/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 34458

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Haythornthwaite, R. L., 1988, Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet, Princetown (Duchy Farms Survey), 24 (Report - Survey). SDV223270.

A hut circle, about 3.0 metres in diameter, with spread walling 1.2 metres to 1.9 metres wide and from 0.2 to 0.4 metres high. Depicted on plan.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157097 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(Visited 9/5/2002). Stone hut circle 480 metres west of Laughter Hole Farm. Measures 3.5 metres in diameter . Wall 1 metre wide, 0.45 metres high. The wall of this hut can best be described as multi-orthostatic and is formed by relatively small edge set slabs, both on the edges of the wall and within the core. I know of no other hut walls formed using this construction technique. A small pit against the inner northern face measures 0.25 metres deep and is the result of robbing. Grass, heather and bilberry.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Depicted on the digital survey layer.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV223270Report - Survey: Haythornthwaite, R. L.. 1988. Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet, Princetown (Duchy Farms Survey). Agricultural Development Advisory Service. A3 Comb Bound. 24.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157097.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98092 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV66338Related to: Hut circle north of Laughter Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2014 12:37PM