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HER Number:MDV7018
Name:Hut 1 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

Hut contained within a small roughly rectangular enclosure. Diameter measures 8 metres with walls up to 3 metres thick and 0.5 metres high. The entrance survives on the south-east of the circumference. The wall remains consist of fairly robust earthen bank containing some, mostly displaced, stone.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 910
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/64
  • 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

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/138, 5442 (Aerial Photograph). SDV238391.


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, 60-61 (Article in Serial). SDV219152.


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

Hut D. North of the rest of the group.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1974, SX69SE27, 31/7/1974 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV238264.

Hut circle at SX6572 9107 depicted on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch map series (1963).
An 8.3 metre diameter hut circle with 0.5 metre high single walling and a south-east entrance. Published survey 1/2500 revised.
There are probably more hut circles and a contemporary field system, but these are obscured by tall bracken.


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 aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 148951, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX65699091. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common. Diameter 7.5 metres. Earthwork wall 2.4 metres wide, 0.7 metres high. Internal area 44.15 metres. A 100 degree facing gap may represent a doorway. Dense gorse and bracken cover.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 196-8, Map 39.1 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Butler's hut 15. A D-shaped enclosure surrounds hut 15 (hut measures 6.4 metres in diameter, with a small annex (2.0 metres) built onto one side.


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

Hut 1 SX6572 9108.
The hut is contained within a small roughly rectangular enclosure. It has a diameter of 8 metres with walls up to 3 metres thick and 0.5 metres high. The entrance survives on the south-east of the circumference with two jambs in situ of 0.7 metres high. The opening is 1.2 metres wide. The wall remains consist of fairly robust earthen bank containing some, mostly displaced, stone.


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

Site visited 4/07/2017 and plotted using GPS (SX65725 91085). Area was densely vegetated and highly overgrown with bracken. Hard to find the circle due to excess vegetation and grass growing over rocks. Difficult to gain access to centre of circle due to the vegetation so GPS reading taken from edge of circle.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219152Article in Serial: St. Joseph, J. K. S.. 1967. Unknown title. Antiquity. 41. 60-61.
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 196-8, 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.
SDV238258Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1970. Settlement and hut circles on Throwleigh Common. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV238264Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1974. SX69SE27. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 31/7/1974.
SDV238267Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX6590. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1, 2.
SDV238391Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/138. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5442.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 148951, 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. [Mapped feature: #99331 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV59294Related to: Hut 2 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 10 2017 1:28PM