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HER Number:MDV7014
Name:Hut 7 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

The largest hut in the group is attached to a 0.3 hectare enclosure on the south-east side and a reave on the north-west side. Measures 11.8 metres in diameter. The surviving section of wall is 3.0 metres thick and 0.3 metres high and is a stony, turf covered bank. A probable entrance on the south-east side has one jamb surviving.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 656 908
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/61
  • Old SAM County Ref: 778
  • Old SAM Ref: 28694
  • Pastscape: 444068

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Fox, A., 1954, Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor, 87 (Article in Serial). SDV231175.


St. Joseph, J. K. S., 1967, Unknown title, 60-1 (Article in Serial). SDV219152.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1974, SX69SE11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV238195.

Hut A. Largest of group of 12 hut circles and 10 fields, at Throwleigh. With diameter of 33 feet 6 inches and entrance to south.


National Monument Record, 1977, SX6590, 1, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV238267.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Visible on 1977 aerial photograph and recorded on map overlay.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 148949, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX65619083. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common. Diameter 9.2 metres. Rbk (sic) and single orthostat wall 2.5 metres wide, 1.1 metres high. Internal area 66.44 metres. The doorway faces 135 degrees and is lined on north-east by edge set orthostats.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 196-7, Map 39.1 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Butler's hut 1. A large hut (9.3 metres in diameter), with a small garden attached; one of a group of five closely spaced huts, set along a 'street'.


Newman , P., 2007, Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report, 7-8, figure (Report - Survey). SDV360261.

Hut 7 SX 6566 9084
The largest hut in the group is attached to a 0.3 hectare enclosure on the south-east side and a reave on the north-west side. Considering the size of the hut it appears to have been robbed of stone; only the eastern side survives to any extent. The diameter of the hut is 11.8 metres and the scarp on the western, upslope side is 0.8 metres high. The surviving section of wall is 3.0 metres thick and 0.3 metres high and is a stony, turf covered bank. There is some evidence of an outer face in situ. The floor of the hut is level and contains some displaced stone. A probable entrance on the south-east side has one jamb surviving.


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

Site visited 4/07/2017 and plotted using GPS (SX65658 90843). Not as densely vegetated as surrounding land. Centre of hut circle was easily visible. Situated on prehistoric street of circles.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219152Article in Serial: St. Joseph, J. K. S.. 1967. Unknown title. Antiquity. 41. 60-1.
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 196-7, Map 39.1.
SDV231175Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1954. Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 20. Unknown. 87.
SDV238195Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1974. SX69SE11. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV238267Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX6590. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1, 2.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 148949, 10/4/1997.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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. 7-8, figure. [Mapped feature: #99322 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6972Related to: Hut 4 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV59293Related to: Hut 5 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV7017Related to: Hut 6 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV59292Related to: Hut 8 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 11 2017 3:43PM