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HER Number:MDV123440
Name:Pair of huts associated with a prehistoric enclosure to the south, Harford

Summary

Two ruined prehistoric hut circles with fragmentary small enclosures, on the eastern slope of the River Erme, associated with hut settlements to the north, and enclosures to the south-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 644 626
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • 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.

Possibly shown on 19th century map.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 48-50, Map 54, Figure 54.9 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Enclosure 2 with two hut circles to the north-east of the enclosure. The southern Hut 7 has a diameter of 7 metres and Hut 8 to the north has an unclear diameter but both have been disturbed.

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

Faintly visible on the aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Two ruined prehistoric hut circles with fragmentary small enclosures, on the eastern slope of the River Erme, associated with hut settlements to the north, and enclosures to the south-west.
Both huts have internal diameters in excess of 7.0 metres though their condition is poor. The hut at SX 64447 62662 comprises only a circular bank of rubble, with no apparent entrance surviving. Fragments of a small curved enclosure extends off the south side.
The hut at SX 64426 6267 has some larger slabs surviving in situ, but a section of the wall is missing possibly a result of alteration when a small external enclosure was added. This too is fragmentary and incomplete.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 48-50, Map 54, Figure 54.9.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114153 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV127461Related to: Central enclosure within prehistoric hut circle settlement east of the River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV127462Related to: Eastern enclosure within prehistoric hut circle settlement east of the River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV127466Related to: Hut circle attached to the central enclosure within prehistoric hut circle settlement east of the River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV127467Related to: Hut circle attached to the central enclosure within prehistoric hut circle settlement east of the River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV127464Related to: Hut circle between two enclosures within prehistoric hut circle settlement east of the River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV127469Related to: Hut circle in the central enclosure within prehistoric hut circle settlement east of the River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV13232Related to: Possible tinners' cache built into the wall of enclosure north of Piles Copse (Monument)
MDV4288Related to: Prehistoric hut circle settlement east of the River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV4252Related to: Settlement of prehistoric enclosures and hut circles to the north of Piles Copse, Harford (Monument)
MDV127468Related to: Three adjoining hut circles attached to the central enclosure within prehistoric hut circle settlement east of the River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV127460Related to: Western enclosure within prehistoric hut circle settlement east of the River Erme, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Feb 7 2020 10:57AM