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HER Number:MDV122661
Name:Hut Circle (8) within Drizzlecombe Prehistoric Enclosure (B), Sheepstor


Hut Circle (8) within Prehistoric Enclosure (B) to the east of Drizzlecombe.


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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/46
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24104
  • Old SAM Ref: 10726

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1943, The Prehistoric Pounds of Dartmoor, 277-8, Figure 3 (Article in Serial). SDV320337.

The Drizzlecombe pound 67 meteres by 64 metres with walls 1.52 to 1.37 metres wide and covering an area of 0.3 hectares. A cairn lies a few yards outside the pound wall, two hut circles within the enclosure. The entrance is in the west wall.

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.

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

Feature 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, 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.

National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 438758, SX56NE90 (Website). SDV360651.

The western enclosure, roughly circular and is 65.0 metres in diameter contains two hut circles. One is 4.0 metres internal diameter with walls 1.2 m thick and entrance on the south.

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.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133423.
SDV320337Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1943. The Prehistoric Pounds of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback. 277-8, Figure 3.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112895 ]
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 438758, SX56NE90.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV4046Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (B) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV4033Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (A) with Extension to the East, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2018 8:10AM