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HER Number:MDV129561
Name:Hut circle 4 at enclosure west of Glasscombe Corner, Ugborough


Hut Circle '4' on the south side of enclosure at 'Glasscombe Corner' (Butler)


Grid Reference:SX 660 609
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE48
  • Old SAM Ref: 10565
  • Pastscape: 441913

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Circular enclosure containing three hut circles, one attached to internal western wall. A fourth hut circle is attached to the external wall. Visible on 1948 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 86, Map 56, Figure 56.4 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut Circle '4' of circa 4.5 metres diameter on the southern perimeter of enclosure at 'Glasscombe Corner'. It adjoins Hut Circle '3' on the south side.

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

Hut circles visible on aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UG36 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited in 2017 prior to this project starting; not revisited. Condition assessed as good.

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

Enclosure shown on modern mapping with one hut circle.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1012447 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

This enclosure lies west of Glasscombe Corner and on the north bank of a tributary of the West Glaze Brook. It consists of a circular enclosure 33.5 metres in diameter, with walls up to 1.5 metres thick and over a metre high, often incorporating large naturally embedded boulders. There are four hut circles, two within the enclosure and one internally and one externally attached to the wall, they are of similar size, 6 metres or 7 metres in diameter and remain up to 0.5 metres high.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441913, SX66SE48 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 13th April 1950. A small enclosure containing the remains of two hut circles. The northerly circle 7.0 metres diameter, the southerly 6.0 metres diameter. Glasscombe Corner; elevation 335 metres on a south-east slope about 200 metres west of West Glaze Brook; the siting of the enclosure seems to have been determined by a huge immovable rock which forms part of the enclosing wall on the west and highest side. There are also other large stones in this part of the wall. The enclosure contains huts, but only three are clearly defined. These have thick walls, all overgrown, and there are no standing stones. The three huts are at the west of the enclosure, which is the highest side
Field Investigation on 27th July 1977. An enclosure, situated on the slope west of the West Galze Brook. It measures 45.0 metres north to south and 38.5 metres east to west overall. The low wall, average height 0.3 metres consists of heather-covered stones except on the south west side where it forms a broken line of large orthostats and some flat boulders. The average thickness is 1.4 metres. There is only one possible hut circle, at SX 66026099, which shows as a level platform with a few encircling stones. The internal diameter is 4.5 metres; its type
cannot be determined. The feature at SX 66016101 does not resemble the remains of a hut though it could possibly be part of a yard attached to the enclosure wall.

Riley, H., 2021, UG21 heritage asset database and gazetteer of sites (Report - Survey). SDV364699.

Not shown on survey of 2021.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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. 86, Map 56, Figure 56.4.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #128018 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UG36.
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. 1012447.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441913, SX66SE48.

Associated Monuments

MDV5670Part of: Enclosure with hut circles west of Glasscombe Corner, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV129558Related to: Hut circle 1 at enclosure west of Glasscombe Corner, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV129559Related to: Hut circle 2 at enclosure west of Glasscombe Corner, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV129560Related to: Hut circle 3 at enclosure west of Glasscombe Corner, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8770 - Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Lanscape, Harford and Ugborough

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2022 10:38AM