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HER Number:MDV7020
Name:Hut 24 in settlement on Throwleigh Common

Summary

Near the modern road. The hut is cut into the slope with a 1 metre high scarp on the western side. Approximately 30% of the inner wall skin survives in the form of edge set blocks of granite. The diameter is approximately 9.4 metres and surviving sections of bank are 2.5 metres thick.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 659 907
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/66
  • Old SAM County Ref: 778
  • Pastscape: 444068

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ancient Monuments, 1970, Settlement and hut circles on Throwleigh Common, 13/3/1970 (Schedule Document). SDV238258.

Two of a group of 12 hut circles on Throwleigh Common. Huts J and K.


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


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

Hut circles are visible on the 1977 aerial photograph and recorded on map overlay.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 148956, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX6598 9070. Hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within a coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common. Diameter 8.7 metres. Double orthostat wall 2.1 metres wide, 1 metre high. Internal area 59.41 metres. A 140 degree gap represents the site of the doorway which has been widened to 2.4 metres. An edge set stone on the south-west side of the gap may represent one of the original sides of the doorway. Inner face in the east part of the hut is particularly well preserved. Dense bracken and gorse cover.


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

Butler's hut 16 has a short length of wall attached to it; probably once part of the field system. Hut measures 9.6 metres in diameter.


Newman , P., 2007, Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report, 10, figure (Report - Survey). SDV360261.

Hut 24 SX 6598 9070
Near the modern road. The hut is cut into the slope with a 1 metre high scarp on the western side. Approximately 30% of the inner wall skin survives in the form of edge set blocks of granite. The diameter is approximately 9.4 metres and surviving sections of bank are 2.5 metres thick.


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

Site visited 4/07/2017. Plotted using GPS (SX65992 90711). Area was densely vegetated and highly overgrown with bracken. Difficult to gain access to centre of circle. Located near to a road.

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. 196-8, Map 39.1.
SDV238258Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1970. Settlement and hut circles on Throwleigh Common. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown. 13/3/1970.
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 148956, 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. 10, figure. [Mapped feature: #99345 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV59299Related to: Hut 25 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 17 2017 9:10AM