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HER Number:MDV12829
Name:Hut circle 330 metres east of Merrivale stone rows

Summary

Isolated stone hut circle situated on a gentle south-west facing slope overlooking the valley of an unnamed tributary of the River Walkham. Interior measures 7 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.4 metres wide wall standing up to 1 metre high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 559 747
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 73
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/138
  • Old SAM Ref: 24197
  • Pastscape: 440237

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1964, F63/58/6399, 042-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV229824.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX5574/2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV277344.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX57SE73 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV277342.

Two hut circles on a gentle south slope, now waterlogged due to breaks in a leat to the north.
A: SX 5592 7473. A Type 2 hut with double-faced walling and rubble infill. The wall is 1.2 metres wide and 0.5 metres high; the internal diameter measures 7.2 metres and there is an entrance 1.0 metres wide on the south. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD and at 1:2500.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Visible on aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133402 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(Visited 11/08/1994) SX 5592 7473 Isolated stone hut circle situated on a gentle south-west facing slope overlooking the valley of an unnamed tributary of the River Walkham. Simple plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 7.0 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.4 metre wide wall standing up to 1.0 metres high. Doorway survives as a 0.65 metre wide, south-south-east facing gap in the hut wall and is lined on both sides by granite slabs.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 44 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler.

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

Hut is still clearly visible on the aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, MER-22 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 2/10/2019. Hut circle covered with grass with gorse outcrops on stone walls. Overall condition good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, MER-22 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 010° showing grass cover with gorse outcrops on stone walls.

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

Depicted on the modern mapping, this hut has been mapped by the Ordnance Survey since the early 20th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. Map 44.
SDV229824Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. F63/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 042-3.
SDV277342Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX57SE73. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV277344Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX5574/2. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133402.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #121921 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-22.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-22.

Associated Monuments

MDV12830Related to: Hut circle 240 metres east of Merrivale stone rows (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 18 2019 2:58PM