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HER Number:MDV63617
Name:Hut circle in enclosure on Dewerstone Hill

Summary

Hut is set into the north-western corner of the Bronze Age enclosure. It has an internal diameter of around 8 metres with walls up to 0.3 metres wide and 1.8 metre wide entrance facing south-south-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 538 639
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SW 14
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/11/1/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 34436.01

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1992-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152996, 8/1/2001 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of an enclosed settlement on the summit of Dewerstone Hill. Diameter measures 9.4 metres. Rubble wall 2.7 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. Butted by enclosure walling. A 220 degree facing gap is probably the result of modern interference. Attached annex defined by a 0.8 metres wide and 0.3 metres high earthwork with occasional protruding stones. Bracken, moss and grass-covered.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 98, Map 48.2 (Monograph). SDV137656.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1994, The Dewerstone, Meavy, Devon, 6-7 (Report - Survey). SDV359804.

There is a hut circle set into the north-western corner of the Bronze Age enclosure. It has an internal diameter of around 8 metres with walls up to 0.3 metres wide and 1.8 metre wide entrance facing south-south-west. It is terraced slightly into the natural scarp on the east and embanked downhill to a maximum height of 1.0 metre. A number of facing stones are visible. Surveyed at 1:1000 scale.
Map object based on this source.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 98, Map 48.2.
  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1992-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152996, 8/1/2001.
  • National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
  • Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1994. The Dewerstone, Meavy, Devon. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Digital. 6-7.

Associated Monuments

MDV2380Related to: Dewerstone enclosure or hillfort (Monument)
MDV2381Related to: Dewerstone hill pound (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 7 2016 2:41PM