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HER Number:MDV7748
Name:Ruined hut on Whitehorse Hill

Summary

Ruined hut, barely discernible with tiny walls. Floor of grass. There has been peat stripping nearby, and the Sand Path is close. Internal measurements 1.8 by 3.3 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 622 852
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NW34
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 443754
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/57

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Defence Estates, Dartmoor Ministry of Defence Training Areas (Cartographic). SDV363722.

Le Messurier, B., 1975, Ruined hut on Whitehorse Hill (Worksheet). SDV267829.

Ruined hut, barely discernible with tiny walls. Outline only. Floor of grass. There has been peat stripping nearby, and the Sand path is close. internal measurements 1.8 by 3.3 metres.

Le Messurier, B., 1978-1979, Post-Prehistoric Structures in Central North Dartmoor: A Field Survey (Un-published). SDV269282.

SX 62258530. Near south end of Sandpath. The barely discernible outline of a hut with dwarf walls. Internally it measure 1.8m by 3.3m. Peat cutting nearby.

Le Messurier, B., 1979, Post-Prehistoric Structures of Central North Dartmoor. A Field Survey, 65 (Article in Serial). SDV269283.

Published details (as previously recorded).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX68NW34, photograph (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV267831.

(11/09/1979) At SX62208524, within an extensive area of peat cutting and probably associated with it are the foundation walls of a hut with dimensions as recorded in 1975. The rubble walling is 0.6 metres wide and 0.2 metres high with no trace of an entrance. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD. See ground photographs.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1947 Royal Air Force aerial photographs.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project, S. Probert (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(02/09/1993) SX 62278523. A poorly preserved structure located in an area of extensive peat cutting on the east flank of the ridge running south from Hangingstone Hill and some 400m west of the boundary wall of Teignhead Newtake. This feature, formerly rectangular with its long axis oriented approximately north-west to south-east, measures 3.2m by 1.8m internally. The stoney footings of the enclosing walls, where discernible, are a maximum of 0.6m wide and 0.2m high. The south-west corner and parts of the western wall are no longer visible. There is no obvious entrance or any internal features. This structure probably functioned as a shelter or habitation for peat-cutters working the surrounding peat deposits. The remains of three other buildings of similar function (SX 86 NW 27, 30 and 33) lie in the general area (citing Probert SAJ, 02-SEP-1993 RCHME Field Investigation).

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 2003-2004, Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey, M. Fletcher (Report - Survey). SDV350801.

(20/10/2003) This structure remains as described by previous authorities. There is no threat to this monument.

Wessex Archaeology, 2010, Okehampton Range, Dartmoor Training Area, Devon: archaeological monument condition survey (Report - Survey). SDV364223.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV267829Worksheet: Le Messurier, B.. 1975. Ruined hut on Whitehorse Hill. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV267831Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX68NW34. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. photograph.
SDV269282Un-published: Le Messurier, B.. 1978-1979. Post-Prehistoric Structures in Central North Dartmoor: A Field Survey. Manuscript.
SDV269283Article in Serial: Le Messurier, B.. 1979. Post-Prehistoric Structures of Central North Dartmoor. A Field Survey. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 111. Paperback Volume. 65.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown. S. Probert.
SDV350801Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 2003-2004. Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. 28-2004. Unknown. M. Fletcher.

Associated Monuments

MDV7749Related to: Mute's (Moutes) Inn; ruined hut on Whitehorse Hill (Building)
MDV7751Related to: Ruined peat cutters' hut on Whitehorse Hill (Building)
MDV7750Related to: Ruined peat cutter's hut on Whitehorse Hill (Building)
MDV112887Related to: The Sand Path Peat Pass (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8679 - Okehampton Range: Management Survey
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV8695 - Survey of Okehampton North Dartmoor Military Range

Date Last Edited:Apr 25 2022 1:30PM