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HER Number:MDV129310
Name:Hut within Enclosure 'B' at hut circle settlement 250m west of Brockhill Ford


Hut Circle '4' within Enclosure 'B' (Butler) at hut circle settlement south-east of Hickaton Hill


Grid Reference:SX 675 659
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE16
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/47
  • Old SAM County Ref: 282
  • Old SAM Ref: 3
  • Pastscape: 441396
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 152-3, Map 57, Figure 57.20 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut Circle '4' of 4.4 metres diameter within Enclosure 'B' at the prehistoric settlement at 'Hickaton Hill South-east' with an entrance to the south.

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

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

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

One of five hut circles within the central enclosure shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1003828 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

This monument includes three enclosed prehistoric settlements and a medieval farmstead situated on a gentle south facing slope of Dean Moor overlooking the Avon Reservoir. The northern settlement includes an agglomerated enclosure with four elements and at least 26 stone hut circles. Most of the huts are either within or attached to the enclosure walls suggesting that this settlement developed considerably after the building of the enclosures. Two huts lie a short distance east of the southern enclosure.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441396, SX66NE16 (Website). SDV363416.

Enclosure 'B' at SX67596593 contains three possibly Type II hut circles, average internal diameter 5.5 meters, walls about 1.4 meters wide and in very poor condition. Two huts are free-standing and one is built against the enclosure wall. There are also two 'D' shaped yards, about 4.5 meters by 2.0 meters internally; a sub rectangular yard, 7.0 meters by 6.5 meters internally, a wall 1.5 meters wide built of small boulders; and the fragmentary remains of another yard, about 8.0 meters by 3.0 meters internally. All the yards are built onto the enclosure wall.

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. 152-3, Map 57, Figure 57.20.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #127555 ]
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. 1003828.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441396, SX66NE16.

Associated Monuments

MDV129296Part of: Enclosure 'B' at settlement 250 metres west of Brockhill Ford, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV5227Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement 250 metres west of Brockhill Ford, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129311Related to: Hut within Enclosure 'B' at hut circle settlement 250m west of Brockhill Ford (Monument)
MDV129309Related to: Hut within Enclosure 'B' at hut circle settlement 250m west of Brockhill Ford (Monument)
MDV129312Related to: Huts and yards on western boundary of enclosure in settlement 250m west of Brockhill Ford (Monument)
MDV24782Related to: Leat on Hickaton Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 15 2023 11:03AM