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HER Number:MDV127028
Name:Hut circle or pen in the north-west corner of prehistoric enclosure north of the Blatchford Brook and River Erme junction, Harford

Summary

Hut circle or pen in the north-west corner of prehistoric enclosure north of the Blatchford Brook and River Erme junction, Harford

Location

Grid Reference:SX 635 638
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/12/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 810

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PEN (Altered, Undated)
  • (Former Type) 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.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 55-56, Map 54, Figure 54.15 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Small enclosure shown in the north-west corner of the prehistoric enclosure at Blatchford Brook Foot with a possible hut circle on the western boundary.

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

Almost rectilinear feature visible on aerial photograph.

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

Feature shown on survey.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1, Figure 8 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A possible hut circle, much disturbed, and probably later altered and repurposed to form an internal pen or yard within a prehistoric enclosure (MDV 4247). Some of the banks are somewhat robust and irregular to have been part of a hut circle and the internal dimension are irregular at 10.5 metres by 7 metres. A natural scarp on the eastern end has been revetted to form a wall at right angles to the outer enclosure wall, with a low curving wall added to the south and west sides. Two large boulders set into the ground, and a short section of stony bank, may have formed part of the hut circle wall, but the southern arc is now missing. A likely tinners cache sits within the northern wall of the pen. Although ruined almost to ground level, the carefully arranged ring of stones has an internal diameter of 1.5 metres.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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. 55-56, Map 54, Figure 54.15.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #123135 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4247Part of: Prehistoric enclosed hut circle settlement at the junction of Blatchfrod Bottom and the River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV4248Related to: Hut circle (5) on east side of prehistoric enclosure north of the Blatchford Brook and River Erme junction, Harford (Monument)
MDV4249Related to: Hut circle (6) in the centre of prehistoric enclosure north of the Blatchford Brook and River Erme junction, Harford (Monument)
MDV28114Related to: Hut circle (9) to south-east of prehistoric settlement at Blatchford Brook Foot, Harford (Monument)
MDV127036Related to: Hut circles (1-4) on east side of prehistoric enclosure north of the Blatchford Brook and River Erme junction, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Nov 29 2019 10:28AM