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HER Number:MDV129105
Name:Hut circle within settlement north of Bala Brook, South Brent


Western of three hut circles within Settlement 'C' (Butler) north of Bala Brook


Grid Reference:SX 669 632
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age settlement north-east of Old Hill consisting of a fragmentary enclosure with at least two hut circles incorporated into the walling, with another possible circle outside the enclosure

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE111
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/359
  • Pastscape: 442090
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Hut circle within Settlement 'C' at 'Zeal Hill South'. This western of three hut circles on the northern boundary of the enclosure.

Cartographic Engineering, 2006, Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345590.

Northern arc of the enclosure is visible on the aerial photography, along with the two adjoining hut circles incorporated into the wall at the north-west corner of the enclosure. The other two hut circles depicted on the modern map are not visible on the aerial photography.

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

Enclosure fragment and four hut circles are depicted on the modern mapping.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442090, SX66SE111 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 16th December 1977. The remains of a hut group, consisting of two definite hut circles and the vague outline of a hut platform, partially enclosed by a length of low and fragmentary walling. The hut circles are 5.5 metres and 3.5 metres in diameter respectively, with walls of 1.0 metre thickness. They are in very poor condition. Outside the walling to the north are the possible remains of another hut of diameter 4.5 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442090, SX66SE111.

Associated Monuments

MDV25667Part of: Hut circle settlement north of Bala Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129104Related to: Hut circle within settlement north of Bala Brook, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 4 2020 12:37PM