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HER Number:MDV66665
Name:Hut circle 215 metres east of Cuckoo Rock

Summary

Diameter measures 8.0 metres. Single and double orthostat wall 1.5 metres wide, 0.95 metres high. A 175 degree facing gap measuring 1.0 metre wide represents a clearly defined doorway, although not with edge set slabs. Wall of single orthostatic construction except on the south where it is of double orthostatic construction.
A 3.0 metre long, 1.4 metre wide and 0.4 metre high mound within the hut orientated at 50 degrees may represent a partition or collapse of a wall. Grass and bracken cover noted.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 586 687
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/659/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 3469

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 157355, 27/3/2002 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle 215 metres east of Cuckoo Rock forming part of a prehistoric settlement.
(SX 5868 6874) Diameter 8.0 metres. Single and double orthostat wall 1.5 metres wide, 0.95 metres high. A 175 degree facing gap measuring 1.0 metre wide represents a clearly defined doorway, although not with edge set slabs. Wall of single orthostatic construction except on the south where it is of double orthostatic construction.
A 3.0 metre long, 1.4 metre wide and 0.4 metre high mound within the hut orientated at 50 degrees may represent a partition or collapse of a wall. Grass and bracken cover noted.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Hut visible on the aerial photography.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-DT26 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 07/2019. Inundated by bracken Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-DT26 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 07/2019. Photo taken looking south east showing bracken cover

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 157355, 27/3/2002.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #118597 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT26.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT26.

Associated Monuments

MDV66668Related to: Hut circle 125 metres east of Cuckoo Rock (Monument)
MDV66667Related to: Hut circle 140 metres east of Cuckoo Rock (Monument)
MDV66666Related to: Hut circle 190 metres east of Cuckoo Rock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2019 4:45PM