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HER Number:MDV122228
Name:Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Eastern Tor, Sheepstor

Summary

Eastern of two hut circles within a small Prehistoric enclosure on Eastern Tor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 585 664
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/20
  • Old SAM County Ref: 572
  • Old SAM Ref: 10712

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Partitioned enclosure in two parts. Two hut circles freestanding within enclosure. Enclosure is incorporated into field boundary of field system (SX56NE/379) along its long axis. Area approximately 0.25 hectares.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 125, Figure 49.10, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Eastern hut circle within Enclosure A which is part of the Eastern Tor Prehistoric settlement. The hut circle is at the eastern end of the internal division of the enclosure.


Whitbourn, A., 2001, An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren, 13-16, Photographs 3-5 (Report - Assessment). SDV360381.

Hut circle within the Bronze Age settlement on the south-east slope of Eastern Tor.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

One of wo freestanding hut circles in the larger part of the enclosure. These hut circles are both 8.0 meters in diameter with double faced walls 1.0 meter in thickness and 0.3 meters in height. The southern hut has large stones up to 0.6 meters in height incorporated in its walls and an entrance to the north-east. The northern hut has an entrance to the west. The enclosure covers an area of approximately 0.3 hectares.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 125, Figure 49.10, Map 49.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112023 ]
SDV360381Report - Assessment: Whitbourn, A.. 2001. An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren. A4 Comb Bound. 13-16, Photographs 3-5.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4016Part of: Prehistoric Settlement on Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV14142Related to: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122227Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122229Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122230Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122231Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122232Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122233Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122234Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122235Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122236Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV4023Related to: Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7551 - Ditsworthy Warren: An archaeological investigation
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Jun 22 2018 12:30PM