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HER Number:MDV122269
Name:Prehistoric Hut Circle within an Enclosure at Gutter Tor, Sheepstor

Summary

Prehistoric hut circle within an enclosure at Gutter Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 578 668
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 117, Figure 49.5, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Prehistoric enclosure constructed among Guttor Tor rocks. A naturally clear area has been partly walled on three sides by filling the gaps between the larger boulders and the clitter below with loosely piled blocks. A single hut within the enclosure retains only the earthfast slabs in place.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 117, Figure 49.5, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

A single hut within the Prehistoric Gutter Tor Settlement B retains only the earthfast slabs in place


Whitbourn, A., 2001, An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren, 13-19 (Report - Assessment). SDV360381.

Bronze Age site.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

A solitary Prehistoric hut circle within a fragmentary enclosure adjoining the eastern side of Gutter Tor.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape (Website). SDV360651.

Prehistoric hut circle visible as a levelled platform 4.3 metres north to south by 3.4 metres enclosed on the west by a rim of upright slabs and boulders. There is no obvious entrance.

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. 117, Figure 49.5, Map 49.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV360381Report - Assessment: Whitbourn, A.. 2001. An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren. A4 Comb Bound. 13-19.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV103555Part of: Fragments of Prehistoric Enclosures at Gutter Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV14142Related to: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV79214Related to: Pillow Mound in Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV79217Related to: Pillow Mound in Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV14628Related to: Vermin trap, Ditsworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV3390Related to: Vermin trap, Ditsworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jun 29 2018 1:51PM