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HER Number:MDV122661
Name:Hut within enclosure north-east of the Drizzlecombe rows

Summary

One of two poorly preserved hut circles within the sub-circular enclosure. This freestanding hut measures around 4.8m in internal diameter with a strong wall up to 0.6m high with some internal and external facing slabs. Its entrance is in the south-east side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 593 671
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE90
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/46
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24104
  • Old SAM Ref: 10726
  • Pastscape: 438758

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56NE90, Hut (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV252118.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133423 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

The hut circles are composed of circular stone and earth banks surrounding an internal area and both are of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. The southern stone hut circle lies within the enclosure and includes a 1.9 metre wide and 0.6 metre high wall surrounding a 4.3 metre diameter internal area. A south-south-west facing gap, lined on both sides with upright slabs represents the original doorway.

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

Drizzlecombe Enclosure (B) with two associated buildings. Hut circle (8) at 4.0 metres diameter still retains its doorposts.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Hut circle visible on Lidar data.

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

(09/08/1999) One of two poorly preserved hut circles within the sub-circular enclosure. The second, freestanding, hut is at SX 5932 6715. It has a similar internal diameter (around 4.8m) and a strong wall up to 0.6m high with some internal and external facing slabs. Its entrance is in the south-east side.

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

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

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

Sub-circular enclosure diameter 60 metres; bank 1.5 metres wide, 0.7 metres high. Faced on inside in north-west quadrant. Traces of at least 2 hut circles within enclosure.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, UP-DZ 24 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 08/02/2020. Overall condition moderate. Photo taken

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UP-DZ 24 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 200° showing grass/moss and bracken cover with reed outcrops around the perimeter.

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.
SDV252118Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56NE90. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown. Hut.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133423.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. 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.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112895 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1014145.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 24.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 24.

Associated Monuments

MDV4046Part of: Enclosure north-east of the Drizzlecombe Stone Rows (Monument)
MDV4033Related to: Enclosure with huts and cairns, 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 10:29AM