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HER Number:MDV12830
Name:Hut circle 240 metres east of Merrivale stone rows

Summary

One of two isolated huts south-east of the main Merrivale settlement (see also MDV12829). Internal diameter measures 5.2 metres, hut has double walling 1.0 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. There is a 2.0 metre wide entrance gap on the south side. Recorded in 1979 and 1994. Visible on 2015 aerial photography.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 558 747
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/140
  • Old SAM Ref: 24196
  • 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.

Hut circle visible on 1964 air photograph (according to the Ordnance Survey).

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.
B: SX 5580 7476. A Type 2 hut, internal diameter 5.2 metres and double walling 1.0 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. There is a 2.0 metre wide entrance gap on the south side. 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.

Not visible on aerial photographs used in the project.

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

(Visited 11/08/1994) Isolated stone hut circle situated on a gentle south-west facing slope overlooking the valley of an unnamed tributary of the River Walkham. Terraced into the hillside. Simple plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 5.6 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.4 metre wide wall standing up to 0.8 metres high. The north-east wall is formed by a large earthfast boulder. The doorway survives as a south-west facing, partly blocked gap in the hut wall, 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 visible on the aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, MER-23 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, MER-23 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 030° showing grass cover with gorse outcrops

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

Hut depicted on the modern mapping (matches the 2015 aerial photographic image of the hut).

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.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
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: #121922 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-23.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-23.

Associated Monuments

MDV12829Related to: Hut circle 330 metres east of Merrivale stone rows (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 18 2019 3:00PM