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HER Number:MDV115779
Name:Hut circles within enclosure east of Hole Rock, Manaton


Three probable hut circles within sub-circular enclosure (MDV8102) set against the northern inner wall.


Grid Reference:SX 757 785
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2000 BC to 42 AD)

Full description

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), 11, Figure 3 (b) (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

(30/01/1999) Enclosure with hut circles. Centred SX75777851 on the moderately sloping western side of the Black Hill knoll is a sub-circular enclosure (MDV8102) containing three probable hut circles. Set against the northern inner wall are three probable hut circles. The best of these at SX75787852 consists of a low turf covered circle with an approximately level floor. The internal diameter is between 4m and 4.5m. Three stones of the wall are visible including one orthostat. A second hut is sited at SX75767852. It is elliptical in shape measuring 4m by 4.5m. A further structure adjoins it to the south. It too is elliptical measuring 4.8m by 3.5m. Both structures are completely turf-covered.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Enclosure shown on survey with three hut circles attached to the interior of the north side. Two hut circles are shown next to each other in the north-west and one in the north-east.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Feature shown on the interior of enclosure.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999, 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 11, Figure 3 (b).
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75125 ]
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV8102Part of: Enclosed settlement east of Hole Rock, Manaton (Monument)
MDV26623Related to: Prehistoric Parallel Reave System east of Smallacombe Rocks (Monument)
MDV8055Related to: Settlement at Smallacombe Rocks, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:May 23 2022 2:29PM