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HER Number:MDV5893
Name:Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook

Summary

Probable remains of a hut circle; this feature has previously been identified as a cairn. One of several associated with settlement site north of Muddilake Brook.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 626 751
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age enclosure with hut circles and field system at Smith Hill and Muddilake with late medieval or later enclosure banks or field system and streamworking along the brook to the west

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442828
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/44
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1939, 58th Report on Barrows, 69 (Article in Serial). SDV266637.

Muddy Lakes newtake between Smith Hill and Two Bridges. A ruined cairn with one side stone of a kistvaen. There is another cairn nearby, but so robbed as to be reduced to a marginal ring. Other details: Plate 3, figure 1.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX67NW56 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV266640.

Remains of a cairn, 10.5 meters in diameter, 0.25 meters high, retaining circle of turf-covered stones. The mound has been completely robbed and only a few stones remain in the interior. No trace of cist.


Royal Air Force, 1964, 6399, 032-33 (Aerial Photograph). SDV228504.

Other details: F62.


National Monuments Record, 1969, NMR SX6373, 1/137-154 (Aerial Photograph). SDV258005.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 154 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Site visited 15/5/1976) Traces of cairn with central slab, probably side-slab of cist. Diameter 6.0 meters, height is slight.


National Monuments Record, 1979, SF1509, 252-255 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346618.


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

This 'cairn' seems to be an incorporate part of an agglomerated enclosure (PRN 28590) which would suggest it is a hut circle. Visible on National Monuments Record 1969 and 1979 aerial photographs.


Fletcher, M. J., 1989, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV221643.

Bronze Age settlement site, with four identified hut circles and associated fields. The circles and the field system show up well as cropmarks on the low level National Monuments Record aerial photographs though the field system is not traceable on the ground. This, together with the situation, a very low broad spur, suggests that the circles represent huts and not robbed cairns.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 67 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Ring cairn, Muddilake West. Stone ring 7.0 meters internal diameter with bank 1.0 meters wide and 0.3 meters high. Other details: A21.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 63 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hut circle depicted on Butler's map. Other details: Map 29, 9.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

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. 63.
  • Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 1989. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. 6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 032-33.
  • Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 67.
  • Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1969. NMR SX6373. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/137-154.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1939. 58th Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A4 Bound. 69.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67NW56. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 154.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96228 ]
  • Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. SF1509. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 252-255.

Associated Monuments

MDV28590Part of: Settlement 200 meters north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV5894Related to: CAIRN in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV5895Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV79669Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV79670Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV79671Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV48858Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2016 4:20PM