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HER Number:MDV122554
Name:Hut on north side of enclosure east of Drizzlecombe

Summary

A disturbed and amorphous stony mound 0.8m high with a depressed centre 0.6m deep; it measures approximately 5.3m to 7.0m in overall diameter with a 2.4m internal diameter. A number of facing slabs, including some large examples, survive. It is linked to the enclosure wall by a 2.0m long wall and on the south side is a curvilinear wall or annexe.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 593 672
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE87
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/38/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24104
  • Pastscape: 438752

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle shown on 19th century map on north side of circular enclosure.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 128, Figure 49.13, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hut Circle (3) on the north side of Drizzlecombe Enclosure (A) is apparently a hollowed cairn. A short bank links it to the curtain wall and it seem likely that it was converted to a hut circle with and annexe.

Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1999, Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346268.

(06/08/1999) SX59316727. A disturbed and amorphous stony mound 0.8m high with a depressed centre 0.6m deep; it measures approximately 5.3m to 7.0m in overall diameter with a 2.4m internal diameter. A number of facing slabs, including some large examples, survive. It is linked to the enclosure wall by a 2.0m long wall and on the south side is a curvilinear wall or annexe.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

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

Not shown on modern mapping within 'Settlement'.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1014145 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, UP-DZ 23 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 05/02/2020. Overall condition moderate. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UP-DZ 23 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 230° showing grass/moss and bracken cover.

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. 128, Figure 49.13, Map 49.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346268Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1999. Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound.
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. 1014145.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #112740 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 23.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 23.

Associated Monuments

MDV4033Part of: Enclosure with huts and cairns, Drizzlecombe (Monument)
MDV3369Related to: Cairns south-west of enclosure east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122549Related to: Hut in centre of enclosure east of Drizzlecombe (Monument)
MDV122552Related to: Hut on east side of enclosure east of Drizzlecombe (Monument)
MDV122556Related to: Hut on the east side of enclosure east of Drizzlecombe (Monument)
MDV122555Related to: Hut on west side of enclosure east of Drizzlecombe (Monument)
MDV55244Related to: Hut south of enclosure, Drizzlecombe (Monument)
MDV3368Related to: Possible hut south of an enclosure east of Drizzlecombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2020 10:18AM