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HER Number:MDV129314
Name:Hut circle within Enclosure 'C' at hut circle settlement 250 metres west of Brockhill Ford, Dean Prior


Hut Circle '6' within Enclosure 'C' (Butler) at hut circle settlement south-east of Hickaton Hill


Grid Reference:SX 676 660
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 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 '6' of 8.0 metres diameter within Enclosure 'B' at the prehistoric settlement at 'Hickaton Hill South-east' with an entrance to the east.

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.

Hut circle within the northern 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 'C' at SX67636598 contains a free-standing Type II hut circle, internal diameter 8.5 meters, wall 1.3 meters wide and in poor condition. There is also the fragmentary remains of a Type 1 hut circle, internal diameter 4.5 meters, built onto the enclosure wall. A ruined yard, about 8.0 meters by 13.0 meters, is attached to the outside of enclosure 'B' and 'C'.

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: #127563 ]
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

MDV129297Part of: Enclosure 'C' at hut circle 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)
MDV24782Related to: Leat on Hickaton Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 30 2020 9:14AM