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HER Number:MDV129450
Name:Hut circle at enclosure on Royal Hill, Dartmoor Forest


Hut circle at enclosure on the north side of Royal Hill


Grid Reference:SX 614 730
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age enclosure and hut circle on Royal Hill, with a cairn integrated in the northern boundary of the enclosure

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SW68
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/399
  • Pastscape: 443441
  • 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, 229-30, Map 65, Figure 65.3 (Monograph). SDV337765.

At 'Cholake Head Settlement' built on to the perimeter of the enclosure is a damaged hut circle.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Survey information shows hut circle at enclosure.

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

Hut circle shown on the modern mapping.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 443441, SX67SW68 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 13th February 1980. At SX 61467305 is the remains of an enclosure and hut circle. The Type 1 hut, probably originally joined to the enclosure walling, has been mutilated by a track. It is in a very poor condition with no entrance visible, but the walling stands to 0.2 metres high and 0.6 metres wide giving an estimated diameter of 7.0 metres.
Field Investigation on 11th August 1989. At SX 61427305, near the north-west angle of the enclosure and partly effaced by the trackway, is the hut circle. The surviving part indicates an internal diameter of 7.0 metres with turf covered rubble walling 1.6 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. There is no sign of an entrance. The hut may have been build against the enclosure but this is not now obvious.

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. 229-30, Map 65, Figure 65.3.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #127813 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 443441, SX67SW68.

Associated Monuments

MDV54419Part of: Enclosure fragments and hut circle on Royal Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV6308Related to: Cairn and cist known as the Crock of Gold, Royal Hill (Monument)
MDV6307Related to: Cairn at prehistoric settlement on Royal Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 6 2020 1:03PM