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HER Number:MDV127543
Name:Hut with annexe in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford


Hut circle with a small annexe to the south-east within unenclosed prehistoric settlement at Tucker's Hill on Harford Moor


Grid Reference:SX 644 628
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old SAM Ref: 10521

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Not shown on 19th century map.

National Monuments Record, 1969, NMR SX6463, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV165976.

Hankin, C. F., 1977-1980, Harford Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV149931.

Site visited in May 1977 and April 1980. See parent record.

Crockett, A., 1985, Chudleigh: A Chronicle, 48-50, Map 54, Figure 54.9 (Monograph). SDV337725.

Three Barrows West Settlement 4. Hut 22 of 5 metres diameter is the only building within the group with an annexe alongside.

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

Some features visible on aerial photograph.

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

Hut circle shown on survey with a small circular annexe to the south-east..

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

An unenclosed prehistoric settlement of 13 ruined hut circles on the moderate eastern slope of the River Erme, which forms part of a large, spread settlement extending along the flank of Harford Moor. The huts are mostly of similar size, with a diameter of 4 to 5 metres, though some are smaller, and comprise spread, turf-covered stony banks of up to 1.5 metres wide, with some stones from the wall fabric still visible and in situ. The two huts forming the north and south extremity of the site are both surrounded by small, sub-circular enclosures of turf-covered stony banks, with an approximate diameter of 11 metres. Vestiges of other stony turf-covered walls extend between some of the hut circles.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Hut circles shown on modern mapping are grouped slightly to the south of the surveyed huts.

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

Some of the huts lie within the Scheduled area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1980. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV165976Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1969. NMR SX6463. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337725Monograph: Crockett, A.. 1985. Chudleigh: A Chronicle. Chudleigh: A Chronicle. A5 Paperback. 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. [Mapped feature: #124229 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012765.

Associated Monuments

MDV13229Part of: Unenclosed settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV127544Related to: Hut in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV127547Related to: Hut in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV127550Related to: Hut in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV127552Related to: Hut in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV127553Related to: Hut in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV127539Related to: Hut in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV127540Related to: Hut in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV127541Related to: Hut in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV127542Related to: Hut in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV127546Related to: Hut inside a larger circle in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV127548Related to: Hut with section of wall in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV4288Related to: Prehistoric hut circle settlement east of the River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV127545Related to: Two huts in settlement on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jun 27 2023 10:43AM