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HER Number:MDV126612
Name:Hut circles east of the Drizzlecombe stone rows

Summary

Three disturbed huts and fragmentary traces of contemporary walling recorded in 1999 east of the Drizzlecombe stone rows. The three hut circles, all levelled into the slope, are not particularly well defined and are very ragged, 2.0 - 3.5 metres in diameter, with walls up to 0.6 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 593 669
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 223
  • Pastscape: 1240116

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Visible on the lidar data.

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

(30/07/1999) Three disturbed prehistoric hut circles and fragmentary traces of contemporary walling lie on the moderate south-facing slope 100m east of the Drizzlecombe stone rows and centred at SX 5938 6699. The scattered short lengths of boulder/stone walling about 1.5m wide are located in fairly dense clitter and do not form a cohesive shape.
The three hut circles, all levelled into the slope, are not particularly well defined and are very ragged :
SX 5940 6699, 3.5m across with a sub-circular stone and boulder bank up to 0.5m high; the entrance gap is not discernible.
SX 5941 6701, a level stance 3.5m across with both a front and back scarp up to 0.4m high. The entrance was probably on the west side and one upright slab is visible.
SX 5935 6697, internal diameter from 2.0m to 2.6m with a poor boulder/stone bank up to 0.6m high. The position of the entrance is not obvious.

Sources / Further Reading

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: #122177 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14776Related to: Alignment (Monument)
MDV3337Related to: Drizzlecombe Prehistoric Enclosure (C), Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Oct 8 2019 2:08PM