Comb Scar hut circle excavation plan (Arthur Raistrick) MYD3805
The remains of a sub-rectangular house measuring 6 metres by 5.5 metres internally were excavated below Comb Scar in the early 1960s. The walls were found to be around 2 metres thick and 1 metre high. They were built of boulders, some very large, placed radially across the wall. The north wall of the house was built into the base of a scree slope, using large boulders in the scree to form one side of a passage entrance 3.5 metres long.
A post hole was found at the centre of the house presumably to support a timber roof. Bronze Age flints and fragments of pottery indicate that the building was Bronze Age in date.
Raistrick, A & Holmes P F (1962) ‘The Archaeology of Malham Moor’ Field Studies. Vol 1 pp73-100