Dr Jeremy Butler (archaeologist and author)


The first recipient of the Dartmoor Society Award was Dr Jeremy Butler.  The presentation was recorded in a Dartmoor Society Newsletter from 1998.

Dr Jeremy Butler’s outstanding achievement in producing his five-volume Dartmoor Atlas of
Antiquities (published by Devon Books, 1991 to 1998) has been recognised by The Dartmoor Society,

On 23 October 1998 at Moretonhampstead, Dr Tom Greeves, on behalf of the Society, presented Dr
Butler with a commemorative plate made by potter Penny Simpson at her Moretonhampstead studio.

Jeremy Butler has set down, over a period of seven years and in nearly 1200 pages, the results of
twenty years’ study of Dartmoor’s archaeology. He has also carried out his own aerial and ground
photography and surveys, while simultaneously practising as a dentist and finding the time to obtain a
degree and a doctorate in archaeology. His contribution to landscape archaeology has not been matched
in Britain this century by any official body, academic establishment or full-time archaeologist. Work
such as Jeremy Butler’s typifies the activities which the Dartmoor Society seeks to encourage and