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HER Number:MDV129103
Name:Hut circle to east of enclosed settlement east of Bala Brook, South Brent


Hut circle '16' to the east of enclosed hut circle Settlement 'B' at 'Zeal Hill South' (Butler) to the east of Bala Brook with a tinners' hut attached to the south-east. Shown as two huts on historic mapping.


Grid Reference:SX 670 630
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE28
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/59
  • Old SAM County Ref: 381
  • Old SAM Ref: 10623
  • Pastscape: 441843
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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.

Two adjoined hut circles shown on 19th century map.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 103-4, Map 57, Figure 57.2 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut Circle '16' to the east of Enclosure 'B' at 'Zeal Hill South' of 6.0 metres diameter seems to have been refurbished with a rectangular tinners' hut of circa 6.5 metres by 3.0 metres built onto the south-east side of the hut.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1012778 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Two conjoined huts between two enclosures north of Bala Brook intake. This pair of conjoined huts lies north-west of the corner of the water intake fence and 40 metres north-west of the semi-circular enclosure north of Bala Brook. The western hut is 7 metres in diameter with walls 2 metres in thickness and 1 metre in height and shows traces of subdivision, it opens into the second hut, which is 10 metres in diameter and has walls of similar dimensions and an entrance to the north-west side.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441843, SX66SE28 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 16th December 1977. The easternmost hut at SX 67066303 has a rectangular annexe on its south east side measuring 5.3 metres by 3.7 metres.

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. 103-4, Map 57, Figure 57.2.
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. 1012778.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441843, SX66SE28.

Associated Monuments

MDV5754Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement east of Bala Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5789Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement north of Bala Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129100Related to: Hut circle within enclosed settlement east of Bala Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV28484Related to: Three tinners' caches at enclosed hut circle settlement, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 4 2020 11:52AM