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HER Number:MDV5927
Name:Hut circle within Kraps Ring, Bellever

Summary

Hut circle within the Kraps Ring enclosed settlement, Bellever. This circle is one of the smallest and is located approximately in the centre of the enclosure. Southern side is better preserved than the northern side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 644 781
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/57/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880 - 1899, First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut-circle is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


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

Site number 5A(h) in Bellever Plantation, Lakehead. Included in 1955 Spooner/Dixon report: (Lakehead Bellever Laughter, site no.12).
Eight metres north-north-east of hut (a). This feature measures approximately 2.0 metres in diameter. Stone wall enclosure on a platform site. Well defined on southern side, stones removed from the northern side. Investigated in 1895 but found to have much been disturbed previously. Not planted over.


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

Bellever Lakehead (A) 5.A An enclosure with seven hut circles is recorded in the summary report. (Main detail in the 1976 Field Report).


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 43-4; fig 27.6 (Monograph). SDV219155.


Gerrard, S., 1992-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 144257, (9/7/1997) (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement known as Kraps Ring.
Diameter 3.6 metres, double and single orthostat wall 1.1 metres wide, 0.5 metres high. Internal area 10.17 metres. Northern side survives as rubble scarp. Enclosed.


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

Hut circle (8) at SX 64427814. A 3.3 metre diameter ring of stones set into a turf and heather covered bank of 1.3 metres wide by 0.3 metres high. No visible entrance.


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

Hut-circle is depicted on the 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. 43-4; fig 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.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880 - 1899. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • 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 144257, (9/7/1997).
  • Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1993. RCHME Field Investigation at Lakehead Hill. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Unknown.
  • Report - non-specific: Turner, J. R.. 1976. Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Field Report. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV5861Part of: Kraps Ring enclosed hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV59148Related to: Hut circle within Kraps Ring, Bellever (Monument)
MDV5862Related to: Hut circle within Kraps Ring, Bellever (Monument)
MDV5864Related to: Hut circle within Kraps Ring, Bellever (Monument)
MDV5865Related to: Hut circle within Kraps Ring, Bellever (Monument)
MDV5866Related to: Hut circle within Kraps Ring, Bellever (Monument)
MDV5867Related to: Hut circle within Kraps Ring, Bellever (Monument)
MDV5868Related to: Hut circle within Kraps Ring, Bellever (Monument)
MDV59144Related to: Hut circle within Kraps Ring, Bellever (Monument)
MDV59145Related to: Hut circle within Kraps Ring, Bellever (Monument)
MDV59146Related to: Hut circle within Kraps Ring, Bellever (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2013 12:18PM