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HER Number:MDV115470
Name:Yard between two Hut Circles on Bellever Tor, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Yard between two hut circles within the Bronze Age hut circle settlement on Bellever Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 648 767
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • YARD (LANEBA to VII - 2300 BC to 700 AD)

Full description

Southwest Archaeology, 2007, Hut Circle Bellever Tor, Dartmoor. Results of an Archaeological Evaluation, 2-3 (Report - Evaluation). SDV347150.


Hughes, S., 2009, A Bronze Age Roundhouse at Bellever Tor, Dartmoor Forest, Devon. Results of Archaeological Excavations, 3-5 (Report - Evaluation). SDV347154.


Hughes, S., 2012, A Bronze Age Settlement at Bellever Tor, Dartmoor: Results of archaeological excavations in 2011 (Report - Excavation). SDV359661.

Enclosed area between two roundhouses (Structures 1 and 2) was excavated in 2011 and provided an understanding of the relationship between the two structures and some indication of their phasing. The boundary forming the perimeter to the enclosed area was composed of two elements which overlay a buried soil.The boundary wall was 1.7 metres wide and survived within the excavation area to a height of 0.4 metres. It was constructed of granite pieces measuring 0.3 to 0.8 metres with an upper course of small granite rubble. Te boundary wall abbutted the north side of Structure 2 and extended beyond the excavation area. The wall was truncated to the south by a tree pit but survived to a width of 1.2 metres. The enclosed area contained three granite paved surfaces. One abutted the perimeter wall of Structure 1. Another extended from the entrance of Structure 1 into the adjacent tree pit. From the east of the tree pit was a surface extending towards Structure 2. Where a relationship survived it suggested that the enclosure wall was added after the construction of the roundhouses.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, 1018512 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

Site within Scheduled Area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV347150Report - Evaluation: Southwest Archaeology. 2007. Hut Circle Bellever Tor, Dartmoor. Results of an Archaeological Evaluation. Southwest Archaeology Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 2-3.
SDV347154Report - Evaluation: Hughes, S.. 2009. A Bronze Age Roundhouse at Bellever Tor, Dartmoor Forest, Devon. Results of Archaeological Excavations. AC Archaeology Report. ACD82/2/0. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 3-5.
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1018512.
SDV359661Report - Excavation: Hughes, S.. 2012. A Bronze Age Settlement at Bellever Tor, Dartmoor: Results of archaeological excavations in 2011. AC Archaeology Report. ACD308/1/0.

Associated Monuments

MDV52774Part of: Bronze Age Settlement to north of Bellever Tor (Monument)
MDV5915Part of: Field system 350 metres north-east of Bellever Tor (Monument)
MDV5919Related to: Hut circle 480 metres north-east of Bellever Tor (Monument)
MDV5920Related to: Hut circle 590 metres north-east of Bellever Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5013 - Archaeological Evaluation of a Hut Circle at Bellever Tor
  • EDV5015 - Excavation of round house, Bellever (Ref: ACD82/2/0)
  • EDV7000 - Excavation of Yard between two hut circles at Bellever Tor (Ref: ACD308/1/0)
  • EDV7388 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7406 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Jul 1 2016 2:00PM