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HER Number:MDV52760
Name:Hut circle south-east of Kraps Ring, Bellever

Summary

Large hut circle to the south-east of Kraps Ring enclosed hut circle settlement, Bellever Plantation. One of a pair of huts in close proximity south of the main enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 643 780
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/26/8
  • Old SAM County Ref: 455
  • Old SAM Ref: 28686

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Turner, J. R., 1976, Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Field Report (Report - non-specific). SDV351823.

Bellever Plantation Lakehead (7.A) SX64387808
Hut circle measuring 7.0 metres in diameter, on a platform site cut into a north-facing slope, very ruined. Largest stone, 1.1 by 0.25 metres (thick) by 0.7 metres above the ground. Not investigated.
Recommendations of the 1976/7 committee: (April 1976) In the broad central clearing zone. One tree in west side of wall.
1955 Spooner/Dixon report (Lakehead-Bellever-Laughter site number 17).


Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association, 1976, Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party, 4 (Report - non-specific). SDV248248.

Bellever Plantation Lakehead 7.A (see 1976 Field Report for full details).


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 43-44, figure 27.6 (Monograph). SDV219155.


Gerrard, S., 1992-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 144261, (09/07/1997) (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement known as Kraps Ring. Diameter 8.0 metres, double and single orthostat wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Internal area 50.24 metres. Not enclosed. A 10 degree facing gap with thickening of either side may be a door. Deciduous trees on western wall, elsewhere grass and bilberry.


Newman , P., 1993, RCHME Field Investigation at Lakehead Hill (Report - Survey). SDV262456.

SX 64387806. Approximately 40 metres south-south-west of the enclosure, a large hut with internal diameter of 7.3 metres, consisting of a ring of large, mostly displaced boulders, set into a grassy bank of up to 2 metres wide by 0.4 metres high. The maximum height of the stones is 0.5 metres. A small tree is growing within the western section of the hut wall.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Hut circle is depicted on modern map. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 43-44, figure 27.6.
  • Report - non-specific: Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association. 1976. Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. A4 Bound. 4.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1992-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 144261, (09/07/1997).
  • Report - non-specific: Turner, J. R.. 1976. Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Field Report. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. A4 Comb Bound.
  • Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1993. RCHME Field Investigation at Lakehead Hill. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV5929Related to: Hut circle south-east of Kraps Ring, Bellever (Monument)
MDV5861Related to: Kraps Ring enclosed hut circle settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2013 2:02PM