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HER Number:MDV12927
Name:Prehistoric Hut Platforms east of Old Bottle Hill Leat

Summary

Several Prehistoric hut platforms to the east of Old Bottle Hill Leat on Crownhill Down

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 607
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMPTON ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 439306
  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE70
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/143/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT PLATFORM (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Edwards, C., 1979, An archaeological survey of an area surrounding Hemerdon Ball (Report - Survey). SDV337241.

Site visited on 27th June 1979. An oval level platform, probably the floor of a hut circle stands within the Prehistoric field system. Elliptical in shape, its east wall is dug into the hillside, still containing a few embedded stones. Two large standing stones to the south-west, built into the lower wall of the field system may have marked the entrance to an enclosure. Length 7 metres and width 6 metres.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV343436.

Site visited on 2nd October 1980. hut circle not found, but there is a possible hut of uncertain type at SX 57356080. It has an internal diameter of approximately 3.5 metres with four blocks of stone on the perimeter. A narrow field, 6 metres wide and 21 metres long, extends westward of the hut, bounded by a line of single small stones.


Gilbertson, D. + Collis, J., 1985, Linear Banks on Crownhill Down, Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV337244.

Hut circle in Field System 2.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX56SE (Cartographic). SDV336987.

Not shown on 1985 interpretation.


National Monuments Record, 2002, 439306 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343432.

One of Five hut circles within a Prehistoric field system. Hut D) elliptical hut platform measures 7 metres by 6 metres and is cut into the hill slope. It contains a few stones on its east while a small wall runs along its north side.
Hut D) was subsequently not found but a possible hut of uncertain type was identified to the north-west at SX57356080. It had an internal diameter of approximately 3.5 metres with four blocks of stone on the perimeter. A narrow field 6 metres wide and 21 metres long extends to the west of the hut bounded by a line of single small stones.
Scattered group of hut circles probably associated with a rectilinear field system. At SX57406075 a well defined hut is levelled into the hillslope. The oval shaped interior is 7.8 metres by 5.9 metres with an 0.5 metre high backscarp and a 0.4 metre high frontscarp. The turf covered stony bank is 0.4 metres high. There is no trace of an entrence gap but the hut was probably approached from the north or south along the slope.
An adjacent amorphous mound at SX57366079 which is 4.2 metres by 3.5 metres by 0.4 metres high may be a small claerance mound.
At SX57406074 is a hut stance levelled into the slope with a 0.7 metre high backscarp and a 0.3 metre high frontscarp. The level interior measures 6 metres by 4.6 metres with a slight stony bank along the lip of the frontscarp. There is no obvious entrance.


Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336987Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX56SE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV337241Report - Survey: Edwards, C.. 1979. An archaeological survey of an area surrounding Hemerdon Ball. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV337244Article in Serial: Gilbertson, D. + Collis, J.. 1985. Linear Banks on Crownhill Down, Dartmoor. Landscape History. 7. Unknown.
SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV343432National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2002. 439306. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV343436Personal Comment: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980.

Associated Monuments

MDV2558Part of: Prehistoric Field System on Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV12925Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle east of Old Bottle Hill Leat (Monument)
MDV12926Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle east of Old Bottlehill Leat (Monument)
MDV2398Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circles on Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV64211Related to: Routrundle Leat, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down

Date Last Edited:Oct 27 2009 11:42AM