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HER Number:MDV7017
Name:Hut 6 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

Hut circle built into a corner where two sections of reave connect. An additional short section of wall places the hut into a small enclosure of approximately 20 metres by 8 metres. Comprises a fine circle of stones measuring 7.8 metres (internal diameter). Walls may be up to 1.2 metres thick, and stand to 0.5 metres. The hut has a level interior containing some tumbled stone.

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/63
  • 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

Ancient Monuments, 1970, Settlement and hut circles on Throwleigh Common (Schedule Document). SDV238258.

18/3/1970 Huts B and C.


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 photographs and recorded on map overlay.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 148947, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX 6570 9087. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common. Diameter 6.7 metres. Single orthostat wall 1.6 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. Internal area 35.23 metres. Door faces 145 degrees and is lined on south-west.


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

Butler's hut 2. Measures 7.4 metres in diameter and has small garden attached.


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

Hut 6 SX 6569 9085
The hut is built into a corner where two sections of reave connect. An additional short section of wall places the hut into a small enclosure of approximately 20 metres by 8 metres. A fine circle of stones survives which represents the inner face of the hut and has an internal diameter of 7.8 metres. There is some evidence of the outer face in situ and the thickness may have been 1.2 metres. The highest section of wall stands to 0.5 metres. The hut has a level interior containing some tumbled stone.


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

Site visited 4/07/2017 and plotted using GPS (SX65695 90851). Not as densely vegetated as surrounding area. Centre of hut circle was easily visible. Situated on prehistoric street of circles.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV238258Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1970. Settlement and hut circles on Throwleigh Common. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
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 148947, 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, figure. [Mapped feature: #99329 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6972Related to: Hut 4 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV59293Related to: Hut 5 in settlement on Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV7014Related to: Hut 7 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