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HER Number:MDV127456
Name:Hut circle between two prehistoric settlements, Harford

Summary

Hut circle to the north-west of one prehistoric enclosure and west of another prehistoric settlement with a section of wall to the south

Location

Grid Reference:SX 642 627
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

  • 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.

Area of 'Hut Circles' 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.

Hut 10 to the north-west of Enclosure 2 and to the north-west of Hut 9 has a diameter of 7.8 metres.

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

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

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

Hut circle shown on survey with a section of wall to the south.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1, MDV4288 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A prehistoric settlement of 20 ruined hut circles and three enclosures on the moderate lower eastern slope of the River Erme, which forms part of a large, spread prehistoric settlement extending along the flank of Harford Moor. The enclosures comprise partly turf-covered stony banks, now degraded and spread to approximately 2.5 metres wide by up to 0.8 metres high. Eight hut circles appear un-associated with any of the enclosures. The approximate internal diameters of the hut circles is between 4.5 metres and 8.7 metres. The walls are degraded and spread, but all are of similar construction with many stones of both inner and outer walls surviving in situ. Five of the huts have visible entrance openings on the south-south-east arc of the circle.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1012765 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

This unenclosed stone hut settlement on the steep eastern slope of the Erme Valley, consists of twenty-two hut circles, with enclosures and lengths of bank. The huts are terraced into the hillside and lie in two main groups, ranging in size from 5 to 11 metres. with walls up to 3 metres thick and a metre high, there are small enclosures and sections of wall or bank associated with the huts. At the south of the settlement are two enclosures 23 metres and 18 metres across, without huts or divisions. Three tinners' caches point to later use of the site.

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.
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.
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012765.

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)
MDV127455Related to: Hut circle between two prehistoric settlements, Harford (Monument)
MDV127469Related to: Hut circle in the central enclosure within prehistoric hut circle settlement east of the River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV127463Related to: Hut circle in the western enclosure within the prehistoric hut settlement, Harford (Monument)
MDV127457Related to: Hut circle to west of unenclosed prehistoric hut settlement, Harford (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 12:15PM